Nature, like the weather, is ever changing. In its dance-theater production Botanica, Momix revels in the animated world of nature and its evolving beauty. The internationally famous company of dancer-illusionists, last seen at Penn State in a 2009 performance of Lunar Sea, opens the Center for the Performing Arts 2013–2014 season with its production Botanica at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in Eisenhower Auditorium.
A 90-minute, family-friendly work featuring more than 20 performance pieces, Botanica follows the seasons beginning with winter. The performers explore the qualities of earth, light, darkness and air with the help of fanciful costumes, multimedia projections, custom-made props and clever puppetry created by Michael Curry, who co-designed the masks and puppets for Broadway’s The Lion King. The eclectic score ranges from birdsongs to music by Vivaldi. To read the full story, click here.