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Momix is a Washington-based company of dancer-illusionists who have gained much international recognition for the physical beauty and distinctly innovative presentations. Since 1981, when the company was created, it has garnered critical acclaim for conjuring up a world comprising of surrealistic images with the aid of shadows, light, props, humor and its most important instrument of the human body. Under current direction of Moses Pendleton who founded Momix, its shows have been staged all over the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Holland, Ireland, Austria, England, Denmark, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Canada. Momix tickets are considered to be a real treat among high art and dance aficionados.
Moses Pendleton, the artistic director of Momix has gained fame for being one of the most inventive and largely performing directors and choreographers for the last forty years in the United States. In 1971, prior to founding the dance company, he co-founded the prominent Pilobolus Dance Theater. Pendleton has contributed quite extensively in areas of opera, TV and film, while in the capacity of a choreographer he has worked for special events such as presentations for ballet companies. Towards the end of the seventies, Pendleton started working outside Pilobolus, where he got involved as a performer and head choreographer for the show called Integrale Erik Satie by Paris Opera in 1979, while also choreographing for the Winter Olympics’ Closing Ceremonies in 1980, at Lake Placid. When in 1980, he formed Momix, it quickly established its reputation for illusionistic choreography and its high degree of novel presentations. Its company’s troupe has been constantly touring, currently making several international presentations. The company has performed many programs particularly for French and Italian TV, and in 1994 won the Gold Medal from the Verona Festival.
The associate director of Momix, Cynthia Quinn has been performing with the company since 1983. She has made appearances in many music videos and television programs, while she has also assisted Pendleton in choreographing for the Ballet Nancy of France in its show Pulcinella, Berlin Opear Ballet’s Tutuguri, Spoleto Festival USA’s Platee, New York’s Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel, Zurich-Vorbuhne Theatre’s AccorDION, and Munich State Opera’s Carmen. Quinn has also worked as a guest artist with several companies such as Ballet Theatre Francaise de Nancy, Munich State Opera, Berlin Opera Ballet and the internationally renowned galas of Japan, Italy and France.
Momix has performed on the PBS series DanceinAmerica, Italian RAI TV and on Antenne II of France, while it has also been broadcast to fifty-five different countries. The company’s presentations have been distributed through Decca Records’ laser discs, and examples of such performances include its work alongside Montreal Symphony in a Rhombus media film called Pictures at an Exhibition, which won it an International Emmy Award in the category of Best Performing Arts Special.
Momix has also had the privilege of being featured in one of the first ever 3-D films by IMAX called IMAGINE, which was released throughout the world in IMAX theaters. Company dancers Karl Baumann and Cynthia Quinn, as directed by Pendleton in the feature film FX2, performed the role of ‘Bluey’; another role of WhiteWidow, which was co-choreographed by Quinn and Pendleton was presented in the Movie Company by Robert Altman. The company also participated in Paris’s Homage a Picasso, in which it was chosen to represent the United States in Delphi at the famous European Cultural Center. Momix has also been approached by corporations form the likes of Mercedes Benz and Fiat to be commissioned to perform at their ceremonial events such as Fiat’s four weeks long hundredth Anniversary in Italy and Torino. Mercedes Benz presented the company on its International Auto Show held in Germany and France. Book cheap Momix tickets and be there for one of a kind entertainment that also explores the most fascinating human motion.