While the 4th of July weekend is huge weekend to get out of the area, I always like it as a way to check out events and activities that I don’t always have time for during the work-week. One such activity that my daughters and I loved this weekend was a visit to The Joyce Theater to check out a production of Opus Cactus from the acclimated dancer-illusionists’ group, MOMIX.
A celebration of the dynamic landscape of the American Southwest, the audience was instantly brought into the imaginative world of MOMIX world complete with bright and playful tumbleweeds that stormed through the stage. Through each dance, audiences were taken to new backdrops filled with new characters as we had the special opportunity to watch how the body could transform and move through movements that were powerful, vivid and strange. As my daughters and I oohed and aahed, I was struck by how the company MOMIX dancers gracefully told the imaginative and dreamy stories through such gorgeous movements and depth that was powered from their bodies and some props.
In addition to the striking movements, I was swooning over the stunning costumes that brought to life this collection of memorable movements as the dancers took on a new presence as they took on roles of being a giant saguaros, fire dancer, fan dancers, cactus wrens, and the multi-body slithering Gila monster.
An incredible production featuring modern dance, theatrics, props, acrobatics, amazing lighting and imagery, Opus Cactus is a must-see multimedia experience that both kids and adults will love.
‘Opus Cactus’ from MOMIX Details:
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We were provided with tickets for review. All opinions are our own.