Opus Cactus — MOMIX Dance Company
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 7:30 PM
OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater
Opus Cactus is a visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets of the Southwestern desert. Moses Pendleton’s dance company, MOMIX, brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style creating dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers… a spectacular blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism, and comedy.
Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton (the creator of Pilobolus Dance Company). Each production focuses not only on the beauty of the human form, but also the beauty of nature, music, scenography, and life itself. MOMIX’s productions are carefully crafted to assimilate a multitude of various elements in each and every show.
Pendleton combines his muscularly sculpted dancers with unique costumes and props, sets them amongst artfully created lighting and light effects, and finally completes everything with a personally selected diverse musical score, ranging from Vivaldi to New Age to birdsong... MOMIX transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. It has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.
MOMIX is perfect for all ages and for all occasions. Children love the fun and magical props and costumes, parents can appreciate the subtle beauty in the imagery, and young couples can see the romance in a simple duet.
– This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.