- One ticket to MOMIX 35th Anniversary Celebration
- Where: Warner Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Saturday, January 17, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, January 18, at 2 p.m.
Seating Options * $31 for the rear orchestra sides or rear balcony sides (up to $43 value) * $35 for the rear orchestra center or rear balcony center (up to $53 value) * Click here to view the seating chart
MOMIX 35th Anniversary Celebration
The dancers of MOMIX are hard to fix clearly in the mind—at any given moment they could be transforming into flowers, dancing with life-size triceratops skeletons, or impersonating every element in a surreal baseball game. They’re explorers, pushing the boundaries between dance, theater, and performance art in the service of a big question company director Moses Pendleton summed up to the Dallas Observer as “Can we make something that is other than human?” In Momix’s anniversary show, audiences get a rare chance to revisit their chimerical creations as the company takes on a challenge both old and new: transforming the highlights of all its past shows into one harmonious new performance.
MOMIX’s works of light, shadow, and muscle have appeared in multiple television commercials and on PBS’s Dance in America, and several pieces 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.
Warner Theatre serves as profound evidence that grassroots efforts can make a difference in the arts. Opened by Warner Brothers Studios in 1931, the Thomas Lamb–designed cinema house served for more than 20 years as the area's top venue to gawk at the silver screen. Yet business declined with the rise of the television, and in 1955 a flood left the venue severely damaged. It was hardly a surprise, then, when the Warner faced foreclosure in 1981. But a non-profit, citizen-run group called the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts raised the $275,000 needed to rescue the theater, and repaired the years' damages to the art-deco design. Today, more than 800 volunteer actors, musicians, designers, and crew members bask in the applause and gleefully thrown lorgnettes of an estimated 35,000-plus patrons each season.