Press notes bill the new work as such: "This magical theatrical experience in motion _ the kind of provocative, whimsical entertainment that only MOMIX can deliver _ is sure to seduce audiences and leave them enlightened and electrified. With an eclectic score ranging from birdsongs to Vivaldi, Botanica is Moses Pendleton's latest creation for MOMIX, following not only the rhythms of the seasons, but also the evolution of the world and the passing of the a day. An herbal remedy and natural aphrodisiac for our current universal blues, Botanica is thrillingly brought to life by the magical, renewable energy of the MOMIX dancers."
The work debuted in Italy this past winter and toured to sold-out houses throughout the country.
Botanica will perform Tuesday _ Wednesday at 7:30 PM; Thursday _ Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 & 8 PM; Sunday at 2 & 7:30 PM. Tickets, priced $19 _ $59, are available by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.Joyce.org.
For more info, visit www.momix.com.
The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Ave at 19th Street.
Moses Pendleton co-founded the famed Pilobolus Dance Theatre, and his choreography for the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid led to his founding of MOMIX. He has choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet, played the fool in Lyubimov's production of Mussorgsky's Kovanshina at La Scala, staged Artaud's "Tutuguri" at the Deutsche Opera in Berlin, and choreographed Stravinsky's Pulcinella for the Ballet de Nancy, as well as Lina Wertmuller's Carmen at the Munich State Opera and Rameau's Platee for the US Spoleto Festival.
Based in Washington, CT, MOMIX has been celebrated worldwide for its ability to conjure up a universe of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. They have astonished audiences on five continents. In addition to stage performances, the company has worked on numerous special projects in film and television and was most recently seen in a national commercial for Hanes underwear. MOMIX has made five Italian RAI television features, which have been broadcast to 55 countries (including the USSR and China) and has performed on Antenne II in France. MOMIX has also been featured on PBS's "Dance in America" series. The company participated in the "Homage a Picasso" in Paris and was selected to represent the U.S. at the European Cultural Center at Delphi. MOMIX is featured in the air and under the water in one of the first IMAX films in 3-D, "IMAGINE," which was released at IMAX theatres worldwide.