Prepare to embark on a dynamic journey of striking visualizations accompanied by live, New Age instrumental music from Nouveau Papillon.
Visionsphere’s portals will transport you through eleven immersive voyages: you’ll witness angels gliding through the heavens, experience a panoramic exploration of deep caves, gaze upon fractal art and steampunk images, then enter the mystical realm of the wolf and other wildlife and nature indigenous to Arizona. As each experience concludes, a porthole will appear to guide you to the next destination; as a new song begins, the visuals align with the spirit of the music being performed.
This innovative experience is presented by international recording artists, Nouveau Papillon, whose live performance in the MCC Planetarium will include music from their current and upcoming albums. Mark Bensette Aux Bois, on electric harp and 6 & 12-string acoustic/electric guitars, and Hildi Thelen, on Native American-style flutes, create a unique presentation as the music is synchronized with the visual images on the planetarium dome. Also adding to the ambiance, the perimeter of the dome is lighted with changing hues in accord with each selection.
This presentation was designed specifically for the Evans & Sutherland Digistar 6 planetarium system, and programmed by Dr. Kevin Healy, MCC Planetarium Director, and produced by the Nouveau Papillon design team, headed by Ed Capps.
Items Not Allowed
No food or drink is permitted. No flash photography or the use of cellphone flashlights is allowed during the performance. Please silence your phone for the duration of the show.
Free digital download of the album "Enchantment Blooms" included with ticket purchase. Wheelchair seating is available in the Planetarium. Planetarium is located on south side of Physical Science Building (PS 15) in the southwest corner of the Southern & Dobson campus, near Dobson Road & Planetarium Way. Campus map online available at www.mesacc.edu/maps/southern-dobson-campus
6:00pm to 7:15pm
General Admission: $20.00
Saturday, May 11th
Mesa Community College Planetarium