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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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The weather was warm. I wore dressy casual outfit.
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The weather was Sunny. . I wore a sweater and it was enough to wear. .
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Momix: "Botanica"
68 ratings
4.8 average rating
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95 events
30 reviews
42 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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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

A wonderful, magical series of dances illustrating nature and its expressions. The dancers were extremely well synchronized as needed and able to perform some movements of great strength, such as moving quickly and artfully across a stage using...continued

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53 events
8 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

This was a feast for the eyes and ears as the musical choices were excellent. It was a very innovative and impressive performance. During the bows, it was startling to realize that there had only been 10 dancers. It seemed like a much larger...continued

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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.