Dance as Metamorphosis with Moses Pendleton
Thursday, May 12
Moses Pendleton is Artistic Director of MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists known internationally for presenting works of exuberant fantasy, sly humor, and stunning physical beauty. This evening he will discuss the inspirations that go into what The New York Times calls his “otherworldly choreography.” The discussion will include clips from the MOMIX repertoire as well as a sampling of the photographs Moses makes to train his inner eye.
A founder of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater and Director of MOMIX, Moses Pendleton is one of America’s most innovative and widely performed choreographers. In addition to his work for MOMIX and other companies in the U.S. and abroad, he has worked in film, TV, opera, and special events. He recently choreographed “Doves of Peace,” featuring Diana Vishneva, for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Mr. Pendleton has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is the recipient of many awards, including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Governor’s Award, the Positano Choreographic Award and the American Choreography Award for his contributions to choreography for film and television.
An avid and original photographer, his photographs have been exhibited in Rome, Milan, Florence, and Aspen. His photographs of nature and his dancers accompany the sixteen cantos of Phil Holland’s The Dance Must Follow (2015), which takes Mr. Pendleton’s own creative process as its subject. This book will be available for purchase.