The modern dance company Momix will offer up a broadranging program of entertainment Tuesday night at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman.
The company tours extensively staging performances which have elements of mime, shadowplay, illusion, humor, vaudeville and improvisation within the dances.
The Valentine’s Day lineup includes 14 pieces.
The company stands apart from other modern dance troupes in many ways, but perhaps most notably in the use of props and sets.
Momix has used TV sets, ropes, torches, umbrellas and giant eggs in its dances.
Momix artistic director Moses Pendleton says he attempts, in his dances, to hark to a child’s state of play where irrational behavior is both expected and logical.
Momix first performed in Pullman in 1992 as part of the Festival Dance and Performing Arts series. “It is very unusual for us to present a company for a repeat performance,” says Joann Muneta, executive director for the Festival Dance organization.
“So many people who saw them before wanted them again and we are sure we will get many Momix firsttimers, as well,” she said.
Momix is one of several area performances by nationally recognized dance groups this winter.
The Alvin Ailey Dance Ensemble performed at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene in January; the Garth Fagan Dance Company will perform April 28 at Beasley as part of the Festival Dance series. Also performing as part of the series will be the Tokyo Festival Ballet, which dances March 12 at Beasley.
MEMO: This is a sidebar that appeared with the story: Momix Location and time: Beasley Coliseum, Tuesday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 and $14, $16 and $10 for students, $12 and $8 for children (all seats in the first seven rows are $25); tickets available at the UI Student Union Ticket Express in Moscow, Beasley and the Depot in Pullman, Albertson’s in Lewiston, and G&B;