Mesmerizing Dance Show “Opus Cactus’ from MOMIX

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.

Opus Catcus Review: MOMIX Show at the Joyce Theater
Dreamcatcher at Opus Catcus. Photo credi: Steven Ezra
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Sun Dance. Photo credit: Eddy Fernandez
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Ostrich of the Imagination. Photo credit: Eddy Fernandez

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.

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Morning Stars. Photo credit: Eddy Fernandez
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Gila monster. Photo credit: Steven Ezra

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:

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
Tickets range from $10 to $66 and can be purchased online at JOYCE Ticketing.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800.

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We were provided with tickets for review. All opinions are our own.


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