The University of Iowa
Momix, Opus Cactus
Charles Azzopardi


Opus Cactus

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ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25
YOUTH: $22 | $10
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:30 pm

The endlessly imaginative and energetically physical dance company Momix returns to Hancher to present Opus Cactus—a much-loved work grounded in the teeming life and landscape of the American southwest. Founder Moses Pendleton’s unequaled illusions will surprise and delight your family, whisking you to a place both familiar and mysterious.


Event Sponsors:
Ed and Patricia Folsom
Ed and Ann Lorson
John R. Menninger
Alan and Liz Swanson


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The Gazette - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Since 1981, Momix dancer-illusionists have been twisting, bending and shape-shifting in works defying physical boundaries and inventiveness. This Connecticut troupe founded by choreographer Moses Pendleton is returning to Hancher with “Opus Cactus,” grounded in the life and landscape of the American southwest. Created as a 20-minute piece in 2001, “Opus Cactus” has been transformed into a full-length work full of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. Clive Barnes of the New York Post said: “ ... Pendleton’s ingenuity, theatricality and cunning imagination are seen at full stretch in strange vignettes of the Sonoran desert.”

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