ARVADA, Colo. –Under the artistic direction of Moses Pendleton, MOMIX dance company will perform “Opus Cactus” which unfolds visions of the desert through dance at the Arvada Center on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m..
When Pendleton was invited to choreograph a short piece for Ballet Arizona, he found his inspiration while exploring the desert. The flora, fauna, and simple magic of the American Southwest inspired artistic director Moses Pendleton’s “Opus Cactus.” Visions from sidewinder snakes to a giant saguaro cactus and incorporating props like hammocks, stilts, fire, three-dimensional rocking structures and structures on wheels are all a part of the menagerie of images created on the dance stage.
MOMIX, Pendleton’s troupe of six dancer/athlete/gymnast artists, is known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty and also for special projects in film and television. Performing “Opus Cactus,” MOMIX demonstrates its signature unusual musical juxtapositions set to music from various deserts. Using light, shadow, humor, and the human body; Pendleton’s desert inspirations come to life on stage through 21 scenes.
Tickets for “Opus Cactus” are $36. For tickets call 720-898-7200 or visit the Arvada Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s 12th largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is just a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver. For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 720.898.7200 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. For media requests, contact Kristin Stork, director of media relations, at 720.898.7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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