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MOMIX in Lunar Sea on Saturday, Jan. 20 & Sunday, Jan. 21
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES
“A joyous, fantastic, magical multimedia creation!”*
Saturday, January 20, 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, January 21, 4:00 p.m.
Fairfax, Virginia, December 14, 2006—MOMIX artistic director Moses Pendleton combines acrobatic choreography with puppets by Michael Curry (The Lion King), costumes designed in collaboration with Phoebe Katzin and Cythia Quinn, a pulsing soundtrack, and intriguing lighting techniques to create the surrealistic lunar landscape of Lunar Sea. With two performances at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m., families are treated to an ethereal romp across the craters and valleys of a fantasy landscape where gravity is merely a suggestion! A pre-performance discussion is held 45 minutes prior to each performance on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall.
The 85-minute performance features two parts – “Sea of Tranquility” and “Bay of Seething,” hinting at Pendleton’s playfulness and his juxtaposition of a sense of calm with physical endurance. His liberal use of scrim, projections and, the ever-present black light to achieve mesemerizin other-worldly effects. Despite Lunar Sea’s alien setting, its fantasy world is far from frightening. Sensuous play between the company’s ten lithe dancers morphing and moving heightens the audience’s perception of a world far beyond the confines of earth. This “gently erotic, lightly humorous, videographic masterpiece – a life aquatic for the stage,” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) features “Dance of the Sea Anemones,” and a duet in which the dancers appear to float suspended on lava, among other delights.
One of the founding members of the award-winning Pilobolus, Moses Pendleton has been active for decades as a choreographer and performer both internationally and across the United States. His work with Pilobolus has been seen on PBS’s “Dance in America,” and “Great Performances.” He was a 1998 recipient of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Governor’s Award, and in 1999 he was awarded the Positano Choreographic Award.
MOMIX, the company of dancer-illusionists that Moses Pendleton founded by over 25 years ago, consistently conjures fantastic worlds for audiences using props, light, shadow, humor and the human form. They have been featured on televisions and stages worldwide.
*Jack Anderson, The New York Times
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Tickets for MOMIX, JANUARY 20 &21, 2007 are $44, $36, $22. Family Friendly! All children, 12 and under, half price! Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa