Venue Details

390 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Parking was easy and reasonably prices at $5
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Goldstar Member
Dressy casual
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Goldstar Member
No nearby dining , so eat before you arrive.
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Goldstar Member
Children will probably find it difficult to seat through, with the "not in you face" vibe.
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KMC
2nd Street isn't too far from the theater
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KMC
I took my 8 yr old; she loved it
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Reviews & Ratings

68 ratings
4.8 average rating
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82 reviews
-133 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... continued

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13 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... continued

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10 reviews
28 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 &... continued

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Website

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

Quotes & Highlights

Visit Momix’s website for photos, info on past works, a troupe history and more.

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.