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Rainforest Rhythms

The Rainforest Rhythms series celebrates cultures in rainforest (tropical and sub-tropical) regions around the world with authentic performances of music and dance. The series offers performances for all ages and includes free admission to Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.

While exploring the Bolz Conservatory before or after the performance, pick up an I Spy activity sheet and search for unique plants in the Bolz Conservatory! Families will have fun learning about plants related to the culture highlighted during the day's performance.

Note: this event was formerly known as Children of the Rainforest.

Performances at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the door starting an hour before each performance.

Adults (13 & up) - $5

Child (12 & under) - $3

2 & under - FREE

Admission includes entry to Olbrich's tropical Bolz Conservatory

Doors open to the performance space approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli

Cultures of the Rainforest - Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli

Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli is a traditional Mexica-Nahua (Aztec) cultural group dedicated to learning, preserving and sharing the dances, songs and philosophy of Nahua traditions and culture. Founded in 2006 by Sergio and Mary Anne Quiroz, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli provides classes, workshops and artist residencies locally and nationally.

Sergio Cenoch Quiroz was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 1989. Rooted in his cultural identity, Sergio Cenoch began organizing cultural events in high school, highlighting Mexican indigenous festivities such as Dia de los Muertos. His passion for arts and culture merged with dance at Johnson High School, where Sergio Cenoch co-organized a Mexican folkloric and Mexica Aztec dance group. Today, Sergio Cenoch teaches and shares the ancestral knowledge, traditions and ceremonies that has been taught to him by his elders and teachers.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Indonesian Dance of Illinois

Cultures of the Rainforest - Indonesian Dance of Illinois

Indonesian Dance of Illinois (IDI) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the Indonesian cultural arts in the community. Founded in 2008 by I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda, the group introduces the Indonesian performing arts through dance and music in theatres, festivals, schools, workshops, and community events throughout the Midwest.

Indonesian Dance of Illinois is honored to showcase cultural dances and music inspired by the enchanting rainforest of Indonesia at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.





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Holiday Express Model Train & Flower Show | Daily, December 1-31

Holiday Concert Series | Sunday Afternoons in December

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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