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Momix Returns to UT Tyler Sept. 27

September 25, 2007

The Best of MOMIX will be the first production of this season’s Performing Arts Series at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Susan Thomae-Morphew, Cowan Center director, announced.

This blend of physical beauty, athleticism and comedy is making a second appearance at the Cowan Center.

The company of dancer-illusionists will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Tickets are $21, $36, $41, $46 and $51 and are available at the Cowan Center box office.

Box office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as one hour prior to the performance.

Mrs. Betty Jo Riter is sponsor of this performance, and media sponsors are 6X, 107.3, KNUE, Mix 93.1 and KETK 56.

MOMIX is back because so many people have called it their favorite performance in the history of the Cowan Center. That is saying a lot. This company transforms you into another place and time with its trademark use of props, light, shadow, humor and the amazing human body,” Thomae-Morphew said.

From baseball to outerspace to the flora and fauna of the southwest, audiences shouldn’t miss this amazing contemporary dance company, she added.

The pieces being featured are “Baseball,” “MOMIX in Orbit,” “Opus Cactus,” “Lunar Sea” and “Passion.” MOMIX performed “Opus Cactus” at their first Cowan Center appearance.

“We had that evening-long show a few years back, and it was stunningly beautiful and moving,” said Thomae-Morphew.

This excerpt features the colors of the southwest woven into indelible desert visions.

“MOMIX in Orbit” transports audiences into a fantasy world of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty.

“Lunar Sea” uses black lighting to create an illusion of phosphorescent sea creatures floating in mid-air.

“Baseball” is a tribute to America’s favorite pastime featuring contemporary music. It revives the spirit of what playing and watching the game is all about, according to Thomae-Morphew.

“Passion” unites two great creators, Moses Pendleton and Peter Gabriel, in a brilliant multimedia dance theatre of exotic imagery and a powerful score.

Having performed in 22 countries, MOMIX has been featured on the stage, film and television.

Pendleton serves as artistic director, combining athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and amazing talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience, Thomae-Morphew added.

For tickets, contact the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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