MOMIX: Botanica -The Seasons Will Never Be The Same

Monday, October 31, 2011

MOMIX Botanica Flower Fan

Experience the seasons with a unique perspective when internationally renowned dance company MOMIX presents Botanica, Friday November 4 at 7:30pm at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020. Tickets are available online or by phone (425) 275-9595. Ticket prices are $15-$40.

MOMIX artistic director Moses Pendleton
Following his BA in English Literature at Dartmouth College, MOMIX artistic director Moses Pendleton joined the dance group Pilobous which began at Dartmouth. The group shot to fame in the1970's, performing on Broadway under the sponsorship of Pierre Cardin, touring internationally, and appearing in PBS's Dance in America and Great Performances series. 

By the end of the decade, Mr. Pendleton had begun to work outside of Pilobolus, performing in and serving as principal choreographer for the Paris Opera's Integrale Erik Satie in 1979 and choreographing the Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980. In 1981 he created MOMIX, establishing a reputation for highly inventive and often illusionistic choreography. 

His partner in creativity, Cynthia Quinn, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Riverside and continued there as an Associate in Dance for five years. As a member of Pilobolus, she performed on Broadway and throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Israel and Japan. Ms. Quinn began performing with MOMIX in 1983 and has appeared in numerous television programs and music videos. She assisted Moses Pendleton in the choreography of Pulcinella for the Ballet Nancy in France, Tutuguri for the Berlin Opera Ballet, Platee for the Spoleto Festival USA, Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel in New York, AccorDION for the Zurich-Vorbuhne Theatre and Carmen for the Munich State Opera.

About Botanica
The latest work from the company, Botanica, is an immersion in the natural world, as viewed through Moses Pendleton's mythic but playful imagination, with props and costumes designed in part by Michael Curry. With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, it reveals nature’s changing imagery. It's a journey through the four seasons that showcases Momix's most ambitious multimedia work to date and highlights the renewable energy of the MOMIX performers, with costumes, projections and custom-made props and puppetry adding an extra dose of fantasy to the elixir.

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington. Housed in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.


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