Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project at the Houston Botanic Garden

Sat Sep 30, 2023 - Sun Oct 1, 2023
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Repeating every days through October 1, 2023.
4:00pm to 7:00pm CT
Age: All ages
Price: $15 adult; $10 child; members free
Houston Botanic Garden

The Houston Botanic Garden and Open Dance Project presents the site-specific work “Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project” – a series of three half-hour, immersive contemporary dance performances – in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.

“Flutter” brings Open Dance Project’s theatrical approach outdoors, where the company takes on the natural phenomenon of the monarch butterfly migration with its signature athleticism and poignant wit. In addition to responding to the natural environment of the Garden and interactive butterfly installations by local sculptor Meredith Tucker, which depict three different species of butterfly and a plant each pollinates, the performances incorporate painted textiles and artistic props fabricated by Natasha Bowdoin, whose work investigates and reimagines humankind's relationship to the natural world.

This family-friendly event includes after-hours access to the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden and its many hands-on opportunities for learning and play. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, including savory options from Maria Rita’s Tex-Mex and dessert from Cupcake and a Smile.

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