Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with this GrouponLive deal to see Botanica by Momix at the Orpheum Theatre. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $46, you get one G-Pass for seating in rows 4–6 or 19–22 in section A, rows 5–6 or 18–21 in section B, or rows 5–6 or 18–21 in section C (up to a $93.35 value, including all fees).
- For $51, you get one G-Pass for seating in rows 8–18 in section A, rows 12–16 in section B, or rows 7–17 in section C (up to a $102.35 value, including all fees).
Next, choose from the following dates and times:
- Friday, February 22, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, February 23, at 8 p.m.
Doors open one hour before the performance. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Clad in glow-in-the-dark leotards and deftly manipulating sophisticated props, the dancers of Momix present a lesson in natural history using the medium of the human body. The group moves to the organic sounds of Vivaldi, birdsong, and tree gossip while evoking some of Earth's forgotten wonders, from the romance in miniature between bee and flower to the ponderous dance of the bygone triceratops. The creative drive and puppetry skills of the troupe also extend beyond the confines of the real world, with their movements displaying fanciful centaurs and strangely self-aware dandelions.
Founded by Moses Pendleton in 1980, Momix pushes the boundaries of physical expression through a repertoire of high-concept programs. The group has appeared in multiple television commercials and on PBS' Dance in America, and its works have been broadcast to 55 countries and an unknowable number of alien craft currently in orbit. Pieces such as Botanica and Lunar Sea take inspiration from the natural world, and others such as Baseball and Passion (made in collaboration with Peter Gabriel) are rooted in a more human foundation.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The public sought exciting new entertainment in the Roaring Twenties, and as the storytellers of the Golden Age of Hollywood labored at myth making, theaters for the newfangled moving pictures were popping up across the nation. It was in this spirit that the Orpheum Theatre opened in 1929, though the Spanish Medieval– and Baroque-style building was one of the city's last major projects before the great stock-market crash. Regardless of its less-than-auspicious beginnings—not to mention nearly a century of hardships to follow—the theater avoided the wrecking ball. In the '60s, the Orpheum introduced Broadway theater to the city and staged such productions as Annie, Caberet, and Barefoot in the Park. Decades later, the theater was renovated and reopened once more, its majestic interior landscapes restored to their former glory.