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Join the Florida Museum and Danscompany of Gainesville for a special preview of their new show “State of Wonder.” See four special dances from their upcoming performance during this FREE event.

poster of a sunset over water with text on top saying State of Wonder & Spring COncert. April 8, 2023

The dances at the museum are open to all ages.

The full performance of “State of Wonder” takes place on April 8 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. It features original music by Florida composer, Dave LaGrande and songs by local band, Sister Hazel.

Enjoy original jazz, lyrical, tap and contemporary movement as we take a fictional journey with young Marj basking in the sun on the beach with jazzy tourists as she gets pulled into a riptide and the state comes alive with magic. On her adventure we meet the Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, swashbuckling Buccaneers, flocks of birds, sea turtles, seagrass showgirls, our Manatee MC Fresh of the Club Tropicana and more.

​Inspired by the works of incredible activist and writer Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Marj learns the importance of caring for the natural world around us as the Wise Oak Tree comes to life and warns her to leave no trace.


Name: Catherine Carey, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2064

Email: ccarey@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

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