Dinosaur petting zoo coming in June



The Center for the Performing Arts presents the interactive family show Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo (June 13-16). The Dinosaur Petting Zoo is a unique, visually stunning experience that allows children and adults to travel back in time. The petting zoo uses large-scale puppets, stilts and inflatable environments. See the petting zoo in action on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW30GvBZvCI .

“The Center for the Performing Arts has earned a reputation for presenting world-class artists,” said President/CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko. “We’re continuing that tradition with this diverse family show. We’re looking forward to welcoming families for this outdoor adventure.”

Tickets for the performances are available online at www.TheCenterPresents.org, at the Palladium box office and by phone at 317-843-3800. The 2012-13 Season presented by St.Vincent Health includes performances representing Classics, Great American Songbook, Jazz & Blues, Country & Bluegrass, and Dance. Additional special performances, including Pop, Spotlight, Family and Holiday are also featured in the 2012-13 season.

Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo

  • Dates: June 13-16 (multiple showtimes)
  • Venue: The Palladium’s east courtyard

Families will have the opportunity to feed, water and play with a variety of creatures straight from the prehistoric era. The Dinosaur Petting Zoo is a unique, visually stunning experience that allows children and adults to travel back in time. The artists behind these stunning creatures are Australian-based Erth – Visual & Physical Inc. Founded in 1990 in Ballarat Victoria, Erth has consistently been creating art for the public domain since its inception and is recognized today as an innovator of physical and visual theatre worldwide. Erth’s goal is to provide audiences with eye popping visual experiences by combining a truly fantastic aesthetic with performance, using large-scale puppets, stilts, inflatable environments and aerial techniques to create its productions. Erth tours the globe extensively. Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo is made possible in part by a grant from the Jean Yorke Memorial Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.


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