[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] MOMIX performs May 10-13 - 5 shows ONLY

Anne-Marie Mulgrew AnneMarie at danceaffiliates.org
Tue Apr 24 15:30:53 EDT 2018

MOMIX, the dance-illusionists troupe,
performs its greatest hits plus three Philadelphia premieres May 10-13
wrapping up NextMove Dance's 2017-2018 Season at the Prince Theater

Known for creating works of exceptional physical beauty and inventiveness, MOMIX returns to Philadelphia with  MOMIX FOREVER, its latest multi-media spectacle spanning 35 years of creativity.  Under the direction Moses Pendleton, one of America's most innovative and widely performed choreographers and directors, the program includes three Philadelphia premieres Daddy Long Leg, Light Reigns, and Paper Trails.

Performances take place Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm; Friday, May 11 at 8:00pm; Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm and 8:00 pm; and Sunday, May 13 at 3pm. Tickets are $20-$62 and can be purchased in person at the Prince Theater Box Office, by phone 215-422-4580 or online http://princetheater.org/next-move.
Student tickets are $20 in advance and $10 day of show available one hour prior to curtain based on availability with current ID.

MOMIX FOREVER consists of 16 excerpts from its iconic full-length productions including MOMIX in Orbit, Botanica, Lunar Sea, Opus Cactus, Classics and ReMIX featuring magical lighting effects, rich imagery, custom-made props, outlandish costumes, Olympian physicality, and a mash-up of music from pop to classical, and from world to contemporary.  Performed by 10 dancer-athletes, program highlights include Marigold, Aqua Flora, and Echoes of Narcissus from the colorful Botanica that celebrates the four seasons; the Pole Dance from Opus Cactus inspired by fauna and flora of American Southwest deserts; and classics such as TUU, Table Talk and the hilarious Millennium Skiva with two dancers on oversized skis lurching towards the unknown.  Broadway World calls it "A feast for the eyes."

The three Philadelphia premieres, created for MOMIX's 35 Anniversary, showcase the relentless originality and novelty of Pendleton's unique theatrical vision. Daddy Long Leg is a fun-loving work for three male dancer-cowboys in gaucho pants and one stilt set to The Gotan Project's "Santa Maria."   Evoking creature-like imagery, Light Reigns explores rigid structures with ice-colored LED's. Paper Trails uses projected imagery on paper panels that roll and unfurl and at times becomes a suit for the dancers to rip   suggesting images of visual origami.

The program closes with the hilarious and edgy  If You Need Some Body. Set to the rousing music of Bach, it features blown-up dolls that fly and twirl through the air as a metaphor for man's most secret desires to do the impossible.

In addition to the performances, MOMIX will be offering outreach activities.  The company will conduct a Student Discovery Program for schools on Friday, May 11 at 10:30am and a master class on Friday, May 11 at 1pm, Koresh Dance Center, 2002 Rittenhouse Street. In addition, there will be post-performance chats after each performance.

Anne-Marie Mulgrew
Project/ Ed. Director
NextMove Dance
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Philadelphia PA 19137
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