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The Lore:

Centennial was formed on February 7, 2001, from portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County, including the former Castlewood and Southglenn census-designated places (CDPs). The citizens of the area had voted to incorporate on September 12, 2000, choosing Centennial as the official name during the vote. The name reflects Colorado's admission to the Union as the 38th state in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence. The state of Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State." Spark Centennial is a program launched by the City of Centennial designed to support and enhance vibrant shopping districts through placemaking installations, unique customer experiences and innovative projects.


In connection to the folklore of Centennial, ALT won the city's investment for an immersive and multi-sensory supernatural Japanese folktale and theatrical journey. Audiences explore three generations of Japanese American women and their relationship to Denver’s rich yet sordid history as they encounter yokai and obake (Japanese spirits and demons) and other unexpected characters, discover hidden secrets within forgotten spaces, and engage with interactive elements that ask them to consider relationships between intention and impact. Zotto was this brilliant concept we came up with that combined encounters with friendly yokai characters, cultural food and drink, interactive exhibits, activities, spectacular sets, photo opportunities, film screenings, and more. We even incorporated an interactive life-size Kintsugi bowl and introduced new yokai characters specific to Colorado. It was all about celebrating Japanese pop culture and folkloric history in an immersive way.

ALt's Partnership:

"Much like the famous Meow Wolf’s original exhibit in Santa Fe..." - No Proscenium

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We are always looking for new and exciting opportunities to preserve, protect and perform folklore. Please join with us!

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