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September 4, 2013

MOMIX brings 'Botanica' to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists, will perform "Botanica" at Purdue University's Loeb Playhouse at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 and at 3 p.m. Sept. 22. The performances are presented by Purdue Convocations.

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is under the direction of Moses Pendleton. In addition to stage performances worldwide, MOMIX has worked in film and television, recently appearing in a pair of national TV commercials.

In Botanica, MOMIX illuminates the wonders of nature, as well as its own unique brand of dance. For more than 30 years, MOMIX has performed with fantastical sights and fluid movements, using only lighting, imagery, shadow, props, puppets, and human athleticism. Botanica finds dancers embodying all variety of flora, fauna, and meteorological phenomena - scurrying bugs and soaring birds, windblown leaves and rigid twigs, towering triceratops and mighty tornadoes. Set to the music of Peter Gabriel, Antonio Vivaldi, Lisa Gerrard, Celtic Woman, and more, it depicts nature's majesty and malleability.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $20 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group discounts are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit http://www.convocations.org/group-sales/

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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