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Viva MOMIX celebrates 40 years of dancing at Popejoy Hall


World-renowned dance company MOMIX celebrates 40 years of dance, Viva MOMIX, at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Innovation and illusions come to life on stage through the spirit of these dances. Each performer carries a gift of wonder and awe in their interpretations of the company’s unique movements and compelling artworks.

Viva MOMIX lights up the stage with the best of six wonderful shows from their repertoire compiled into a single performance. Through this combination of some of their most popular works, including “Botanica”, “Alchemia”, “Remix” and “Opus Cactus”, each segment of the previous creation is creatively assembled with the others to form a beautiful, thoughtful, and (sometimes) an otherworldly two-act spectacle. The award-winning company has undoubtedly crafted a show like no other with this celebration of its four decades of performance and illusion.

MOMIX Founding Artistic Director Moses Pendleton created MOMIX as a fusion of illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness. Founded in 1980, MOMIX quickly became one of America’s most innovative dance companies. The company is now touring and winning accolades internationally with its performances showcasing physicality through dance and illusions.

Pendleton’s career began as one of the co-founders of the Pilobolus Dance Theater where he became one of the leading choreographers and performers. He then explored other avenues for his creativity, notably working for the Paris Opera and the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980. Since the creation of MOMIX and its artistic direction, he has also created choreographies for the Joffrey Ballet, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the American festival of Spoleto.

Alongside Pendleton, MOMIX Associate Director Cynthia Quinn creates. She began her career with MOMIX in 1983 and won an Emmy for featured performer in “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Quinn also co-choreographed dances such as “White Widow,” featured in Robert Altman’s film The Company, and “Doves of Peace,” for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. “Together the duo experimented with lights, shadows, props and dancers for the audience to experience fantasy through performance.

Tickets for Viva MOMIX are on sale for $69, $55, $45, and $25. Tickets can be purchased online at popejoypresents.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the UNM Box Offices located at the UNM Bookstore or by calling (505) 277-4569. For more information on the 2021-2022 season of Popejoy Presents, visit popejoypresents.com.