As outside temperatures are rising, what better way to welcome summer than with a stunning performance inspired by the desert? MOMIX, the acclaimed company of dancer illusionists, will be holding a three-week run of Opus Cactus, starting from June 27th. Don’t Miss: Opus Cactus by MOMIX – Watch the Desert Come to Life!
After a twelve-year hiatus from New York City, “Opus Cactus” returns with an abundance of fresh energy. Celebrating the wonders and beauty of the American southwest, Pendleton’s “Opus Cactus” is a gorgeously colored, richly inventive work of dance fantasy. Graceful and athletic, the dancers dazzle with their technique, versatility, and artistry, as they morph effortlessly into luminous, exotic, many-limbed creatures of the desert — soaring outlandish birds, and skittering insect collectives. Audiences will witness giant saguaros, tumbleweeds, fire dancers, cactus wrens, and a slithering Gila monster emerge from an ingenious use of costumes, lighting, and the human body as the superbly physical MOMIX dancers extend the reach of the imagination – and dance – into worlds strange and new. With music from the Swingle Sisters to Brian Eno as a backdrop, this kaleidoscopic, illusory world beckons you to suspend your disbelief and embrace the wonder that is uniquely MOMIX.
When: June 27th – July 16, daily evening performances, with several weekend matinee performances as well.
Where: The Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave. (corner of 19th St.)
To purchase tickets click here or call (212) 242-0800. The show is recommended for kids ages 7 and up.
Photos by Charles Azzopardi
I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets.
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