Looking for something truly exhilarating to experience in NYC this summer?
MOMIX, the company of dance illusionists, is back with a self-titled production at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea.
I had the opportunity to experience MOMIX first-hand last summer, when I saw the company’s production of “Opus Cactus” which represented the spirit of the American Southwest. I was marveled by the dancers’ elegant transformations into everything from cacti to birds to fire.
This self-titled production will combine spectacular lighting effects, beautiful costumes and creative props, all working together with the unbelievable artists in the company who are so talented and gifted at storytelling through movement.
“MOMIX” will feature a mix of the company’s most popular works over its almost 40 year history. Acclaimed and visually stunning works such as Marigolds feature dancers transforming into a field of brilliantly colored flowers that dance samba. Snow Geese is an exploration of flight using black lights to combine movement and lighting. A distinctive prop and precise movements capture the imagination in Dream Catcher, where a duo becomes part of a moving sculpture. These and other famed dances have been chosen for this season.
Audiences at The Joyce Theater will also be able to see the New York
City premier of three new works. Created for MOMIX’s 35thanniversary, these works exemplify the company’s unique aesthetic. In Daddy Long Leg, the audience witnesses a comic trio of gauchos with one extended leg from the Pampas plains of Argentina. In Light Reins, rods of shifting light invoke unique patterns that caper amongst the dancers. Paper Trails makes use of paper as both costume and sculpture.
“MOMIX’s aesthetic is to make contact, to have the human make contact with the non-human — the plant and animal and the mineral, and seeing what connections the human form has, both emotionally and physically. We combine acrobatics, gymnastics, and highly skilled dancers with costume, lighting, sound and props to create visual and physical theater. The program for this New York City season has several sections; it’s kind of like an album with several singles — side A, side B. There is not an overall story so much as an impression, and you don’t know what’s coming next” says Moses Pendleton, Founder and Artistic Director of MOMIX.
“MOMIX” will run at The Joyce Theater from July 24 through August 12, offering evening performances during the week, and both evening and matinee productions on weekends.
We are confident that this will be an event not to be missed! Audiences are sure to be wowed, mesmerized, and impressed with what the human form can do. The dancers’ physical strength combined with the innovative creative direction behind the company will make this production an experience like no other.
For a full production schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.joyce.org/performances/momix