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MOMIX Announces Performances at The Joyce Theater

MOMIX Announces Performances at The Joyce Theater




The Joyce Theater
New York, NYC


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:00pm daily through July 16, 2017




MOMIX Announces Performances at The Joyce Theater 
Acclaimed Production, “Opus Cactus” Returns to NYC 
For First Time in Over a Decade 
June 27 – July 16, 2017

New York, NY– MOMIX celebrates the kick off of the company's 2017 season at The Joyce Theater in New York City from June 27 – July 16, 2017. Under the artistic direction of Moses Pendleton, the season will feature MOMIX’s acclaimed work “Opus Cactus,” a celebration of the landscape of the American Southwest, utilizing Pendleton’s signature illusionistic style. MOMIX transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.

After a twelve-year hiatus from New York City, “Opus Cactus” returns with an abundance of fresh energy. Celebrating the wonders and beauty of the American southwest, Pendleton’s “Opus Cactus” is a gorgeously colored, richly inventive work of dance fantasy. Graceful and athletic, the dancers dazzle with their technique, versatility and artistry, as they morph effortlessly into luminous, exotic, many-limbed creatures of the desert -- soaring outlandish birds, and skittering insect collectives. Audiences will witness giant saguaros, tumbleweeds, fire dancers, cactus wrens, and a slithering Gila monster emerge from an ingenious use of costumes, lighting, and the human body as the superbly physical MOMIX dancers extend the reach of the imagination – and dance – into worlds strange and new. With music from the Swingle Sisters to Brian Eno as a backdrop, this kaleidoscopic, illusory world beckons you to suspend your disbelief and embrace the wonder that is uniquely MOMIX.

“The hidden life of the desert will return to New York City after twelve years” says Artistic Director Moses Pendleton, ‘Opus Cactus’ blooms again!” 

Tickets range from $10 to $66 and can be purchased online at JOYCE Ticketing. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street), New York, NY 10011. 

For the most up-to-date schedule for all MOMIX programming, follow MOMIX via the below links and visit http://www.MOMIX.com

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YouTube: www.youtube.com/momixofficial



Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton. In addition to stage performances world-wide, MOMIX has worked in television, recently appearing in national commercials for Hanes and Target. With performances on PBS’ “Dance in America” series, France’s Antenne II, and Italian RAI television, the company’s repertory has been broadcast to 55 countries. MOMIX has also appeared in film and was featured in IMAGINE, one of the first 3-D IMAX films to be released in IMAX theaters world-wide. MOMIX dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl Baumann, under Moses Pendleton’s direction, played the role of “Bluey” in the feature film FX2; and White Widow, co-choreographed by Moses Pendleton and Cynthia Quinn, was featured in Robert Altman’s movie, The Company. Participating in the Homage a Picasso in Paris, MOMIX was also selected to represent the US at the European Cultural Center at Delphi. Moses Pendleton has most recently choreographed the “Doves of Peace” segment of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony starring Russian ballerina Diana Vishneva of the Kirov.

With nothing more than light, shadow, props, and the human body, MOMIX has astonished audiences on five continents for more than 37 years. 

MOMIX “Opus Cactus” Program 

ACT 1 
Desert Storm 
Cactus Wren/Morning Stars 
Pole Dance 
Desert Blooms 
Ostrich of the Imagination 
Prickly Pear 
Black Mesa 
Gila Dance 
Tracking the Earth 


ACT 2 
Dream Catcher 
Sun Dance 
Big Pole Dance 
Fire Walker 
First Contact

Conceived and Directed by Moses Pendleton
Assisted by: Cynthia Quinn, Kori Darling, Brian Sanders, Craig Berman, Amphaymany Keohavong,Nicole Loizides, Jane'l Caropolo, Kara Oculato, Brian Simerson, Michael Holdsworth and the Ballet Arizona. 
Costume Design and Construction by Phoebe Katzin 
Lighting Design: Joshua Starbuck and Moses Pendleton 
Puppet Design: Michael Curry 
Sculpture Design and Construction: Alan Boeding

Performed by: 
Anthony Boccini 
Beau Campbell 
Samantha Chiesa 
Greg Dearmond 
Steven Ezra 
Lauren Jaeger 
Sarah Nachbauer 
Matt Ortner 
Rebecca Rassmussen 
Jason Williams

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