MOMIX Returns to George Mason’s Center for the Arts

Posted: January 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. For 20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. MOMIX returns to the Center for the Arts with Baseball, an irreverent, exaggerated, and what the Los Angeles Times called “a supremely audience-friendly, high-concept vehicle that managed to shadow nearly every one of its comic highlights with a deeply profound world view.” Baseball will be performed on Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m.

Moses Pendleton cofounded the award-winning Pilobolus Dance Theatre in 1971. In 1980, Pendleton began choreographing for other ensembles, including the Joffrey Ballet, and founded MOMIX the following year. He has choreographed opera for international ballet companies, film (Wertmuller’s Carmen and FXII) and music video (Julian Lennon’s “Too Late for Goodbyes” and Prince’s “Batdance” for the film Batman) and has continued a full and fruitful solo career.

Preperformance discussions, free to ticket holders, are held 45 minutes prior to both performances on the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $42, $34, and $21, with tickets for children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit

Write to at