Cliché as it may sound, MOMIX is an act that defies description.
The troupe of dancer-illusionists, which will visit the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Tuesday, puts
on a show so unique that phrases like They're kind of like " go unfinished and probably shouldn't be attempted in
the first place.
Incorporating light, color, costumes and props with athletic choreography, a MOMIX show is equal parts ballet and
circus. The current tour is Best of MOMIX," featuring top routines from the 30-year run including MOMIX in Orbit,"
Opus Cactus," Passion" and Lunar Sea."
The cast changes the program for each show, so the exact schedule for Tuesday's show is anybody's guess. The
20-person troupe visiting Durango is one of two casts that tour the world year-round.
The troupe was founded in the early 1980s by Moses Pendleton, a Dartmouth English major who left the dance company
Philobolus to form MOMIX.
The name comes from the trade name for a milk supplement - MOses MIX - that Pendleton used to feed animals on a farm
in Vermont where he grew up. He used the name for a solo dance performance at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake
Placid, N.Y., before founding the touring troupe.