Venue Details

455 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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68 ratings
4.8 average rating
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267 events
90 reviews
-160 stars
attended Nov 20 2011

Visually stunning, loved everything about it - ethereal music that transports you to a world of imagination, inventive costumes & props dancing with the fluid choreography, beautiful lighting creating illusions, flawless continuity kept the show...continued

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73 events
28 reviews
33 stars
attended Nov 20 2011

Momix is the greatest show of dance theatre & imagination ever. everyone will enjoy this trip thru the seasons with the magic of light, movement, & visual delights & surprises. kids, adults, & the most critical theatre fans too will be swept...continued

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45 events
14 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

Visually stunning, dramatic effects, well synchronized with the music. Well beyond any dance performance (a few of the numbers had little dance involved)but the dance performances were also well done and full of eye-candy. A definite WOW...continued

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Website

http://www.carpenterarts.org/2011-2012/momix-botanica.html

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Description

Defying categorization just as its dancers defy gravity, Moses Pendleton’s company of dancer-illusionists is celebrated around the world for its ability to conjure enthralling images using light, shadow, props, and the boundless invention of the human body. Widely hailed as their hottest show yet, Botanica traffics in the tension between illusion and reality, following the rhythms of the seasons, but also the evolution of the world and the passing of a day. To a score that includes Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, flowers bloom, go to seed and die; vegetable, animal and mineral—all in human form—combine and metamorphose in spectacular moving tableaux creating a total dance theatre environment.