A company of dancer-illusionists based in Washington, Connecticut, founded in 1981 by choreographer Moses Pendleton.MOMIX developed out of work Pendleton did for a celebration of Erik Satie at the Paris Opera in 1978. The company is named after a solo, “Momix,” that Pendleton created for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Moscow, which derives its name from a milk supplement fed to veal calves. An offshoot of the dance company Pilobolus, which Pendleton co-founded in 1971, MOMIX presents works that combine acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, mime, props, and film in a theatrical setting. The company has successfully toured internationally, performing on five continents. via wiki Centennial Hall | 1020 E University | 7pm
The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Shaping the cultural landscape of these communities – and influencing the dance field at large – is a contemporary ballet company now nearly two decades old.
A deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. Centennial Hall | 1020 E University | 7:30pm
Carlota Santana, Artistic Director and Founder, has been designated “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine in recognition of her commitment to creating new works and developing young artists and choreographers. Most recently, Ms. Santana was honored by the Government of Spain with La Cruz de la Orden al Merito Civil for “all the years of excellence and dedication to the flamenco art.” The medal was awarded March 12 at the Opening Reception of the exhibit “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” at Lincoln Center’s Vincent Astor gallery.She has dedicated her company to the mission of building bridges between cultures using the universal spirit of flamenco.
Performing 2/13 tickets available thru uapresents.org
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