Saturday, March 23, at 8:00 PM in the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at GPAC.
Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. His newest creation, ALICE, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, takes audiences on a journey down the rabbit hole. As Alice’s body grows and shrinks and grows again, MOMIX dancers extend themselves by means of props, ropes, and other dancers.
“I don’t intend to retell the whole Alice story but to use it as a taking-off point for invention,” Pendleton says. “I’m curious to see what will emerge, and I’m getting curiouser and curiouser the more I learn about Lewis Carroll, who like me was a devoted photographer.”
The Alice story is full of imagery and absurd logic; before there was surrealism, there was Alice. It is an invitation to invent, to let imagination run and play outside. Pendleton’s production of ALICE is a natural fit for MOMIX and an opportunity to extend their reach. “I want to take this show into places we haven’t been before in terms of the fusion of dancing, lighting, music, costumes, and projected imagery,” he adds.
As with every MOMIX production, you never quite know what you are going to get. Audiences will be taken on a journey that is magical, mysterious, fun, eccentric, and much more. As Alice falls down the rabbit hole and experiences every kind of transformation, so will you.