MOMIX: Alchemia

Posted on Oct 17 by SEASONS Magazine

MOMIX, courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures.

MOMIX, courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the captivating company of dance-illusionists MOMIX with the Santa Barbara premiere of Alchemia, on Thu., Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.).

Under the direction of Moses Pendleton, a founding member of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater, and his wife Cynthia Quinn, MOMIX delivers Alchemia, the dazzling multimedia spectacle that manipulates the notion of transformation and the four classic elements: earth, air, fire and water, to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty and intrigue.

The Chicago Tribune describes MOMIX as “Inspired vaudevillians, creating slapstick, science fiction and improvisational surprise. Such quick, bright explosions of theatricality are delightful tricks and crowd pleasers… Their audience floats out on a dizzying high of pleasure.” With Alchemia, MOMIX brings the innovative use of light and shadow, props, the human body and an epic imagination that have astonished audiences on five continents for more than 35 years.

In addition to stage performances world-wide, the company has frequently worked on special projects and in film and television. MOMIX has made five Italian RAI television features broadcast to 55 countries (including the USSR and China) and has performed on Antenne II in France. MOMIX was also featured in PBS’s Dance in America series. MOMIX has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, England, Austria, Ireland, Holland, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. The company is based in Connecticut.

Watch a trailer for Alchemia.

MOMIX: Alchemia is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures.

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or purchase online at ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

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