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Choreographer Merián Soto worries about “planetary crises of imagination,” and she’s doing her part to thwart it with SoMoS, a high-sensory work presented in an outdoor parking lot in North Philly’s barrio. The lot takes up a full city block, and Soto’s filling it with geodesic tents, projected images, soundscapes and performers who dance with branches. It’s a culmination of a series of branch dances, which previously occurred in natural settings. With this finale, Soto aims to show us that creativity and wonderment can happen anywhere. SoMoS is massive and immersive, and docents will be on hand to help you find your way around. Feel free to get up close to the dancers and wander about the space however you like. This is going to be a very cool event.
Fri., Oct. 12, 7:15 and 9 p.m., free, 2600-2624 N. Fifth St., 484-431-4503, meriansoto.com.