BEAVER CREEK - The Vilar Performing Arts Center announced this week that tickets are now on sale for MOMIX-Botanica, officially launching the first in a series of summer performance announcements for the venue and bringing dance to the Vilar Center's summer concert lineup for the first time.
Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent for an entertaining multimedia experience at the Vilar Center on July 11.
"We are so excited to kick off our summer season with this MOMIX on sale announcement," said Kris Sabel, executive director for the Vilar Performing Arts Center. "Traditionally, we've offered a stellar concert lineup in the summer and this year will be no different. By enhancing the summer concert series with a dance performance in July, we hope to add something to the summer dance excitement created by the Vail International Dance Festival and kick off summer dance a little bit early. MOMIX is a wonder to witness and we hope dance fans will come see us in July."
With fans in more than 22 countries and a thrilling presence on stage, on the silver screen and on television, MOMIX is known to transport audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery and "Botanica" will be no different.
"Botanica" reveals nature's changing imagery in MOMIX's signature illusionary style. A fantasy world of surreal images and childlike wonder is brought to life by a cast of dancer-illusionists and set to an eclectic score that ranges from birdsong to Vivaldi. Using athletic dance, large-scale puppets, projected imagery and larger-than-life props, choreographer Moses Pendleton evokes a vivid landscape.
The performance will take place at 8 p.m. and tickets are now on sale for $58. More Summer 2013 performances will be announced soon.
Tickets available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek.