MOMIX @ Warner Theatre Jan. 12 & 13

If you love modern dance don’t miss the premiere performance of Momix called Alice on January 12 & 13 and journey “down the rabbit hole” Moxix Style!

In 1865, when she was only ten years old, the “real Alice” moved Oxford mathematics don Lewis Carroll to write his fantastic tale of underground adventures for her. More than 150 years later, that little tale, starring Alice herself as a sensible child in an absurd universe, is now familiar to most of the world for its fantasy and fun as well as for its cast of supporting characters, from the White Rabbit to the Mad Hatter and the implacable Queen of Hearts.


A Palestinian man throws a rock towards the border fence with Israel as mass demonstrations at the fence continue
on May 11, 2018, in Gaza City, Gaza. One man was killed while dozens, some critically, were wounded in the protests that are part of weekly Friday demonstrations along Gaza’s border with Israel. For the 1.9 million Palestinians living inside the Gaza Strip life has become a daily struggle for food, electricity and money after 10 years of an Israeli blockade on the area. The protests have so far left 40 Palestinian dead and over 1,700 wounded by Israeli army fire. GazaÕs Hamas rulers have vowed that the marches will continue until the decade-old Israeli blockade of the territory is lifted. On May 15 the protests will culminate to mark the Ònakba,Ó or catastrophe, to commemorate the anniversary of their mass uprooting during the 1948 war over IsraelÕs creation.

[caption id="attachment_7045" align="aligncenter" width="300"] BEIRUT, LEBANON – AUGUST 15:

Wealthy Lebanese drive down the street to look at a destroyed southern neighborhood August 15, 2006 in Beirut, Lebanon. Thousands of Lebanese continued to return to destroyed southern neighborhoods to check-up on homes and businesses and to view the damage from Israeli air attacks to the area. After yesterdays 8am U.N. brokered ceasefire went into effect between Israel and the militant group Hezbollah, Lebanese have been streaming south by the thousands. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

No wonder it is the inspiration for Moses Pendleton’s newest work, for he too is the creator of worlds that resemble dreams and that are often populated with strange and whimsical presences. In MOMIX, as in Alice, the human body is subject to change and nothing is what it seems. “I don’t intend to retell the story, but to use it as a taking off point for invention,” says Pendleton. “Alice is a natural fit for MOMIX and an opportunity for us to extend our range. I want to take this show into places we haven’t been before in terms of the fusion of dancing, lighting, music, costumes, and projected imagery.” Performances are Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm and Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm.

The Warner Theatre is located on 68 Main Street in Torrington. For tickets, click here.

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