Title: Best of MOMIX
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Description: DANCER-ILLUSIONISTS OF MOMIX
SHOWCASE THEIR GREATEST WORKS
Best of MOMIX
Jan. 21, 2010, Thursday @ 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 22, 2010, Friday @ 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The NEW Virginia G. Piper Theater
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present MOMIX on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for $47 through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ patron services box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787) or online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
The uncanny dancer-illusionists of MOMIX are internationally renowned for conjuring a magical fantasy world using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. Best of MOMIX showcases selections from some of the company’s most dazzling productions, including its latest work Botanica and classics such as Baseball, Lunar Sea, MOMIX in Orbit, Opus Cactus and Passion.
Led by Artistic Director Moses Pendleton, MOMIX has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Arizona has provided inspiration for several of the company’s signature works. In 1992, Pendleton created Bat Habits, developed with the support of the Scottsdale Cultural Council/Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Washington to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco Giants’ new spring training park in Scottsdale. This work became the forerunner of MOMIX’s Baseball, which Pendleton created in 1994.
Originally a 30-minute piece commissioned for Ballet Arizona, MOMIX’s Opus Cactus is now a two-act suite of dances set to music derived from desert locations around the world. The work draws its inspiration from the landscape of the Southwest and magically interprets the imagery of the desert, from saguaros and tumbleweeds to lizards and rattlesnakes.
Moses Pendleton has been one of America’s most innovative and widely performed choreographers and directors for more than 30 years. One of the founding members of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater, Pendleton formed MOMIX in 1981 and has since worked extensively in film, television and opera and as a choreographer for ballet companies and special events. He has received numerous honors, including the Positano Choreographic Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Best of MOMIX is part of the Art in Motion Series sponsored by the Daron and Ron Barness Family Foundation and is presented with support from Karen and John Voris.
MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Thompson | (480) 874-4626 | gro.straccsnull@tllib
BOX OFFICE & TICKETS: (480) 994-ARTS (2787)
Start Date: 2010-01-21
End Date: 2010-01-22