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Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project

Family Friendly Immersive Performance by Open Dance Project

October 1, 2023 4:00 pm -
October 1, 2023 7:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 1, from 4-7 p.m., the Houston Botanic Garden and Open Dance Project will present 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.

Non-member entry to Flutter is the same cost as general admission for the day, $15/adult and $10/child/student. Garden members can use the free admission benefit associated with their level of membership. Free parking available for all attendees.

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