South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami Present MOMIX, Opus Cactus

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Miami, FL— South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami co-present MOMIX, Opus Cactus on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM on the Main Stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.


MOMIX, Opus Cactus; takes its family audiences on a dynamic journey into the hidden landscape of the American Southwest with a sense of danger, strength and humor. The desert world of soaring cactuses, slithering lizards, snakes and frolicking insects all come to life once uncovered through the magic of MOMIX


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Following a ten-year performance hiatus, Opus Cactus has been revived and reimagined with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises! Originally created as a 20-minute piece in 2001 for Ballet Arizona, Opus Cactus was then brought back into the MOMIX repertoire and a full-evening work was created.

Here are what critics are saying about MOMIX:


They are inspired vaudevillians, creating slapstick, science fiction and improvisational surprise. Such quick, bright explosions of theatricality are delightful tricks and crowd pleasers. They give the MOMIX program a charge of amusement and excitement absent for many years from modern dance. Their audience floats out on a dizzying high of pleasure. - Chicago Tribune


This zany group got off to a rip-roaring start as a packed house clamored for more. - The New York Times

“The beauty of MOMIX’s ideas is partly in their simplicity, partly in their acknowledgment of rhythm, humor, sex and amazing grace of the human body. - San Francisco Bay Guardian


People shouted out, gasped and applauded furiously. MOMIX is ideal for turning audiences onto dance. - L.A. Herald Examiner


Full price tickets are $20 to $45.  These tickets are available online at or through the SMDCAC box office by calling 786-573-5300. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Student, senior, and military discounts available. $10 ticket available to youth under 12 years with the purchase of an adult ticket (limit of two per adult). Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details. 


$5 tickets are available to 13-22 year olds and one accompanying guest, exclusively through $5 Culture Shock Miami tickets are not sold through the SMDCAC Box Office or through Culture Shock Miami ticket sales for both performances end at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Student ID and TicketWeb confirmation is required when picking-up tickets at will call.





Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. For 20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body.


In addition to stage performances world-wide, the company has frequently worked on special projects and in film and television. MOMIX has made five Italian RAI television features broadcast to 55 countries (including the USSR and China) and has performed on Antenne II in France. MOMIX was also featured in PBS’s “Dance in America” series. The company participated in the “Homage a Picasso” in Paris and was selected to represent the US at the European Cultural Center at Delphi. MOMIX dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl Baumann played the role of “Bluey” in the film “FX II”, under the direction of Moses Pendleton. The company is featured on a Decca Records laser disc, appearing with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony in the Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, winner of an International Emmy for Best Performing Arts Special. In 1992, Mr. Pendleton created “Bat Habits”, developed with the support of the Scottsdale Cultural Council/Scottsdale Center For the Arts, Scottsdale Arizona and the University of Washington to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco Giants’ new spring training park in Scottsdale, Arizona. This work was the forerunner of “Baseball” which was created by Mr. Pendleton in 1994. MOMIX is featured in one of the first IMAX films in 3-D, “IMAGINE”, premiered at the Taejon Expo 93 and subsequently released at IMAX theaters world-wide. MOMIX has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, England, Austria, Ireland, Holland, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. The company is based in Washington, Connecticut.


The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.


It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Monday, March 6, 12:00pm