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Theater magic combined with computer technology transformed the Carnival Studio Theater into an interactive botanical playground for Miami-Dade County students and community groups. The Italian group Compagnia TPO presented The Butterfly Garden, a work that uses dancers’ movement and gestures to influence and manipulate a larger-than-life environment filled with images and sounds of nature.
An accessible, non-verbal performance art piece, this visually stunning work presented contemporary dance in a fun and open format that engaged audiences in a 360 degree environment. When dancers invited audience members on the stage to be part of the performance, the computer generated images and projection technology encouraged interaction with the lighting, props and sound.
Over the course of nine shows in just four days, more than 200 people from local community groups and 657 students and teachers from area schools came to experience The Butterfly Garden. One group of students was able to experience a special interactive session with the TPO dancers in the performance space. TPO week of performances was rounded out with ticketed public performances.
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