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.
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.”
Two Performances: Saturday, January 12 at 8 pm
and Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm
Tickets: check box office