Not content with simply demonstrating their extremely complex dance steps, this talented group also brings illusion and magic to the stage. Founded by Moses Pendleton, one of the pioneers from the early outsider dance troupe, Pilobolus, the Momix company is known for their exceptional prowess and stunning physiques. Each dancer is in tip-top condition, no doubt from the excessive demands of the work. The unique costumes and lighting are always tailored to enhance both the bodies and the choreography, which never fails to amaze.
Moses Pendleton is known for his innovative choreography and left the ground-breaking Pilobolus Dance Theater to form his own company in 1980. More than a master of one trade, Mr. Pendleton has also worked in both film and TV, as well as opera, and has created works for other ballet companies and special events.
Appearing in Santa Fe for one night only, January 24 at 7:30pm, the troupe will be performing Botanica, a visually organic tour through nature and the seasons. This energetic and inventive performance will feature the costumes, projections and custom-made props that the company is famed for. And there will be puppetry to add an extra dose of fantasy to the mix!
All Photos Courtesy of Asepen Santa Fe ballet and the Momix Company; all rights reserved.