Last summer I had the opportunity to see MOMIX – the acclaimed company of dancer-illusionists and it was a really cool experience. Part modern dance, part circus-like acrobatics, this dance troupe offers a stunning array of visuals that appeal to adults and kids alike. They’re back this summer at Joyce Theater featuring beloved classic works, as well as a few new ones. Don’t Miss: MOMIX – A Unique Dance Performance for the Whole Family!
Known for presenting works of astounding beauty and exceptional invention, MOMIX productions combine the wonders of the human form, nature, music and life; using spectacular lighting effects, outrageous costumes and unbelievable props to enchant audiences of all ages. This season in New York City, the company will show “MOMIX,” a self-titled production featuring hits from their expansive repertory, along with the New York City premiere of three works: Daddy Long Leg, Light Reins and Paper Trails.
“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 35th anniversary, these works exemplify the company’s unique aesthetic. In Daddy Long Leg, the audience witnesses the high jinks of 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 Trailsmakes 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.
When: Tuesdays – Sundays, through August 12, 2018
Where: Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave., NYC
To purchase tickets click here or call (212) 242-0800. Recommended for kids ages 7 and up.
Photos by Charles Azzopardi
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for eighteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 11, 9 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.