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September 27, 2003

Financial Times

Moses Pendelton, co-founder of Pilobolus, brought Momix into being in l980 after performing a solo of that name at the winter Olympics. Over the years he has developed his form of gymnastic balancing and partnering into a dance-theatre company lesser in scale than Cirque de Soleil, less cerebral than Pilobolus, but still innovative.

Cactus, one of three evening-length programmes, is set to music as un-similar as Brian Eno, J.S. Bach and the Swingle Singers, whose voices can be heard as the curtain goes up on a star-studded desert sky against which a lone figure in a hammock rocks gently, gradually accelerating into wild, aerial aerobics. It sets the scene for the fantasy vignettes that follow.

Posted by acapnews at September 27, 2003 10:03 AM


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