Momix bloomed Botanica at the Annenberg this week and dancefans and the dance community swarmed to the design wizardry of choreographer Moses Pendleton’s colorful garden beasts, botany and flora. The phantasmagoria included Centaur mating dance. These were Dolce&Gabbana creatures with sleek brown velvet flanks and gleaming torsos. The pink fandango marigolds being menaced by a warrior dance of tweaked out male insects in the throes of death, the sunflower fandance that would have sent Busby Berkeley sulking on his boom, a fabric & strobe tempest, the dervish dancer with a crystal beaded headdress that she spun, at mach speed into an after shower cobweb, the virtually nude ensemble in a group sculpture that just swayed with the delicate balance.

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