When: Fri., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 4, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Audiences in more than 22 countries have been oohing and aahing over dance troupe MOMIX’s fantastical use of props and lighting for decades. Now, in celebration of the group’s 40th anniversary, founder, artistic director and native Vermonter Moses Pendleton returns to Dartmouth College, his alma mater, for three spectacular shows. The two-act set features vignettes from past performances, as well as new pieces: Dancers fly through the air, transform into many-legged extraterrestrials and flash shocking colors like so many birds of paradise. Pendleton gives an artist talk at Dartmouth before the Saturday show, recounting his journey from displaying his family cows at the Caledonia County Fair to directing an international acrobatics sensation.