Celebrating its 42nd season, MOMIX is coming to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach on Saturday, April 30, 2022, featuring Moses Pendleton’s latest work ALICE which  promises to take audiences Down the Rabbit Hole in this dazzling reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice In Wonderland. Watch Alice’s body grow and shrink again and cast members extend themselves via props, ropes, and other dancers. Tickets are on sale now.

Founded in 1980 by co-founder of the ground-breaking Pilobolus Dance Theater, Moses Pendleton, MOMIX has entertained audiences around the world, worked in film and television, and with performances on PBS’s “Dance in America” series, France’s Antenne II, and Italian RAI television, MOMIX has been broadcast to 55 countries. Under the direction of Pendleton, MOMIX has been described as a company of dancer-illusionists.

“I don’t intend to retell the whole Alice story” he says, “but to use it as a taking off point for invention. I’m curious to see what will emerge, and I’m getting curiouser and curiouser the more I learn about Lewis Carroll, who like me was a devoted photographer.”

MOMIX: Alice - Photo by Equilibre Monaco

MOMIX: Alice – Photo by Equilibre Monaco

Most of us have read Carroll’s books about Alice’s adventures chasing the White Rabbit, eating or drinking foods that make her grow and shrink, wild tea parties with the Mad Hatter and battling with the Queen of Hearts. If not the books, then many have seen numerous Hollywood film versions of the stories.

Pendleton continues, “You can see why I think Alice is a natural fit for MOMIX and an opportunity for us to extend our reach. I want to take this show into places we haven’t been before in terms of the fusion of dancing, lighting, music, costumes, and projected imagery.” As with every MOMIX production, you never quite know what you are going to get. Audiences will be taken on a journey that is both magical, mysterious, fun, eccentric, and much more. As Alice falls down the rabbit hole and experiences every kind of transformation, so will you.”

MOMIX: Alice - Photo by Equilibre Monaco

MOMIX: Alice – Photo by Equilibre Monaco

Mr. Pendleton received his BA in English Literature from Dartmouth College in 1971. Having taken a dance composition class taught by Alison Becker Chase, Robby Barnett, Alison Chase, Martha Clarke, Michael Tracy, Moses Pendleton and Jonathan Wolken founded Pilobolus and soon found themselves touring. The company rocketed to fame following a performance on Broadway. Pendleton later began working outside of Pilobolus, performing in and serving as principal choreographer for the Paris Opera’s Integrale Erik Satie in 1979 and choreographing the Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980. He created MOMIX soon after.

Cynthia Quinn, Associate Director, grew up in Southern California. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Riverside and continued there as an Associate in Dance for five years. In 1988, she received the University’s Alumni Association’s “Outstanding Young Graduate Award”. Quinn performed with Pilobolus and began performing with MOMIX in 1983.

Try not to miss this amazing company.



WHEN: Saturday April 30, 2022 at 8:00pm

WHERE: Carpenter Performing Arts Center – 6200 E Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

TICKETS:  Prices: $45.00 – $45.00 To purchase tickets, please click HERE.   Phone: (562) 985-7000 – Email: cpac@csulb.edu

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To learn more about MOMIX, please visit their website.

To see the full performance season at The Carpenter Center, please visit their website.   Map & Directions, please click HERE.

Written by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance ChroniclePlease follow us on Facebook, and on Instagram and on LinkedIn and on Twitter.

Featured image: MOMIX: Alice – Photo by Equilibre Monaco