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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Presents MOMIX  “Alchemia”  Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.

April 1, 2015
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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts




Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.



FAIRFAX, Va., April 1, 2015 – MOMIX brings its inventive troupe of master dancer-illusionists to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax to present its newest work, “Alchemia.” This dazzling multimedia spectacle comes to the Center on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 p.m. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III and is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts. 

Hailed by as “a brilliant journey in a surreal otherworld,” this fascinating new work about the art of alchemy manipulates the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water using props, light, shadow, sound and costumes to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty and intrigue. called “Alchemia,” “an extraordinary aesthetic experience … Moses Pendleton’s work borders on choreographic genius.” 

MOMIX, the brainchild of Moses Pendleton, a founding member of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater, was founded in 1980 and has since built a worldwide following of dance enthusiasts and newcomers who are attracted to the troupe’s innovative and mind-bending works, which include “Baseball,” “Botanica,” “Lunar Sea,” “Opus Cactus,” “Passion,” “ReMIX” and now “Alchemia.” The ensemble has performed on PBS’s “Dance in America” and on French and Italian television, and its repertory has been broadcast to 55 companies. Moses Pendleton has choreographed extensively for film and television and his choreography has been seen in Robert Altman’s “The Company,” commercials for Hanes underwear and a Target ad that premiered during the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, as well as at the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. “The mad and marvelous troupe has all of the mesmeric power of a magic show.” (Globe and Mail)



Tickets for MOMIX’s production of “ALCHEMIA” are $48, $41 and $29. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the ticket office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA.

About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.


About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.