- $40 for two tickets to see Momix: Alchemia (up to $80 value)
- When: Friday, October 24, or Saturday, October 25, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: lower balcony
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees and parking.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The key transformation in Momix’s new show, Alchemia, is not from lead into gold—there was clearly never anything leaden about its spritely dancers. Instead, human bodies mutate into manifestations of earth, water, air, and fire, with ample help from flowing costumes, giant props, and uncanny lighting effects. Choreographer Moses Pendleton leads the company in an exploration of nature’s power and its sheer, surprising sensuality, amounting to what Philly.com has called “a brilliant journey into a surreal otherworld.”
It’s all in keeping with Momix’s mission of pushing the boundaries of physical expression through a repertoire of high-concept programs. The group has appeared in multiple television commercials and on PBS’s Dance in America, and its works have been broadcast to 55 countries and an unknowable number of alien craft currently in orbit. One mark of the troupe’s global ambitions: Pendleton also choreographed the Doves of Peace opening-ceremony performance at the Sochi Winter Games.
Jorgensen Cabaret Events
Intimate evenings of music snuggle comfortably into Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, whose Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine’s Best Cabaret award two years in a row. Candlelit tabletops exude a cozy nightclub ambiance around a cabaret stage topped with six acclaimed acts each year. A full menu of sandwiches, soups and salads is available during shows, along with a cash bar. UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts brings many more acts to its larger main stage ranging from comedy, family and contemporary entertainment, to classical music, world music, and classical and contemporary dance.