What is MOMIX? The group brings a mix of modern dance, circus and sculpture to the stage at the Kohler Memorial Theater in March
KOHLER — The mix of modern dance, circus and sculpture that is MOMIX will take the stage at the Kohler Memorial Theater on March 4 to kick off the 77th season of The Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Individual or seasonal tickets can be purchased at kohlerfoundation.org/tickets or by calling 920-458-1972. The theater is at 260 School St., Kohler.
Founded and directed by choreographer Moses Pendleton, MOMIX is internationally known for his imaginative works of stunning physics.
The choreography, costumes, lights, sets and sounds are designed to absorb audiences into the band’s fantastical worlds, according to a press release.
Connecticut-based MOMIX has performed around the world for the past 40 years. For the Kohler show, 10 dancers will perform some of the group’s most beloved performances under the title “Viva MOMIX.”
“Viva MOMIX” is a two-act set mixing vignettes of new works with treasured favorites – Botanica (2009), Alchemia (2014), Remix (2011), Opus Cactus (2001) and Lunar Sea (2005).
Known for its playful and whimsical style, the program is for all ages and “invites you to sit back, suspend your disbelief, and enjoy the magic of movement,” a press release reads.
“The idea of MOMIX,” Pendleton said in the release, “is the kind of visual physical theater that uses light and props and fantastical movement, athletic dance and music to create an evening of entertainment and another world of fun and sensuality and all that sort of thing.”
The show contains 20 short pieces, collected over the past 40 years.
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“There are three to five minute vignettes,” Pendleton said. “Each one is kind of like an ode to MOMIX, a series of visual dance theater odes that are short pieces that have a beginning, middle, and end and then you move on. So that’s pretty fast and, as I say, has a lot of humor. It’s entertaining.
Throughout the Distinguished Guest Series, the Kohler Foundation will require attendees and staff to wear face masks while on site and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test result. -19 in the 72 hours preceding the performance. Events are scheduled at full capacity. The series will also include Sphinx Virtuosi at 8 p.m. on April 8 and STOMP at 8 p.m. on May 12 and 13.
The Kohler Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation that supports the arts, education, and art preservation in Wisconsin.
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This article originally appeared on Sheboygan Press: Kohler Memorial Theater in Sheboygan County features dance group MOMIX