Friends of the Arboretum
September 24 - 26
Tickets on Sale in August
Available Online Only
Terra Luna has become a not-to-be missed annual event at the Arboretum. Plan now to enjoy the experience as Quixotic opens a portal between everyday reality and elemental fantasy!
The limited-engagement multimedia installation guides guests on a wild journey through the grounds, culminating in an immersive performance uniting live music, dance, aerial acrobatics and more. Animated by the Arboretum’s transitioning seasons, the boundary-breaking event illuminates environment in surprising ways: agrestal costuming that incorporates the bounty of the gardens, embedded performers who meld and merge with the twilight landscape, light design that leads the audience deeper into the dream. This unique collaboration between Quixotic and Friends of the Arboretum has astounded guests and left them in awe of Mother Nature’s ultimate imagination.
Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.
Quixotic Foundation sponsors the community outreach portion of Terra Luna, creating a special VIP experience for local underserved groups/non-profits so they can experience this Arboretum event for free. At Quixotic Foundation, all of their fundraising goes toward making the Performing Arts accessible to everyone in the Kansas City Metro through free public events (such as Surfaces at the Nelson-Atkins and performances at WaterFire) as well as free active education workshops for underserved children in the community. At each workshop, they partner with local non-profit groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and more. Quixotic performers provide breakout sessions for 30+ kids, teaching them: aerial silks, dance, music, lighting/sound/projection, yoga, meditation, strength & stretch, and more. They also inspire and foster ambition and confidence in underserved children in our community.
Photos in Terra Luna 2020 photo gallery courtesy of Scott Blair.
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park, KS
September 24-26 and October 1-3, 2021
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.