|Years active||1981 – present|
MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists based in Washington, Connecticut, founded in 1981 by Moses Pendleton, with a worldwide audience base. Momix is unusual among contemporary dance companies for being a for-profit organization. The company is named after a feed supplement for veal calves.
Theatre, film and television
The company has participated in the "Homage a Picasso" in Paris and was selected to represent the United States at the European Cultural Center at Delphi.
In 1992, Pendleton created "Bat Habits," developed with the support of the Scottsdale (Arizona) Cultural Council/Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the University of Washington to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco Giants’ new spring training park in Scottsdale, Arizona. This work was the forerunner of “Baseball,” which was created by Pendleton in 1994. MOMIX has made five Italian RAI television features broadcast to 55 countries (including the USSR and China) and has performed on Antenne II in France. MOMIX was also featured in PBS’s “Dance in America” series. MOMIX dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl Baumann played the role of “Bluey” in the film “FX II,” under the direction of Moses Pendleton. The company was featured on Canadian television with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony in the Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, winner of an International Emmy for Best Performing Arts Special. MOMIX is featured in one of the first IMAX films in 3-D, “IMAGINE,” which premiered at the Taejon Expo 93 and was subsequently released at IMAX theaters world-wide. In 2004, “White Widow”, co-choreographed by Pendleton and Cynthia Quinn, was featured in Robert Altman’s movie, “The Company.”
Momix has created special shows for product launches as well as commercials for major corporations seen on national TV. Clients have included Mercedes, Fiat, BMW, Kohler, Hanes, Target Stores, Walmart, and MAC Cosmetics.
- Momix website
- Archival footage of Momix performing Moses Pendleton's Passion in 2002 at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.