About this Event
FLUTTER: The Monarch Butterfly Project
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Time: 2:00-6:00 PM
Location: Confluence Park, 310 West Mitchell Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
The San Antonio River Foundation and Open Dance Project will present the site-specific work “Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project” at Confluence Park and the Historic Mission Reach for one afternoon only, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
This free, family friendly event will celebrate and draw attention to the monarch butterfly’s approximately 3,000-mile southern migration, which passes through Texas each fall.
As visitors explore Confluence Park and enjoy interactive pollinator activities, the company of Open Dance Project will present a series of three half-hour, immersive contemporary dance performances, in whimsical costumes by Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin.
“Flutter” brings Open Dance Project’s theatrical approach outdoors, where the company takes on the natural phenomenon of the monarch migration with its signature athleticism and poignant wit. In addition to responding to the natural and architectural environment of award-winning Confluence Park, the performance incorporates painted textiles and artistic props fabricated by Bowdoin, whose work investigates and reimagines humankind's relationship to the natural world.
Open Dance Project choreographic director Annie Arnoult uses gestures and movement patterns inspired by the butterflies as the basis for an ensemble of quirky characters and personalities that seem at once totally human, and yet also completely butterfly. Turning “immersivity” inside-out, “Flutter” beckons and entices viewers to follow these “butterfly-creatures” on mini-migrations throughout the concrete petals of Confluence Park and along the San Antonio Riverwalk.
The event is FREE and open to the public! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Confluence Park, 310 West Mitchell Street, San Antonio, United States