Two performers gracefully moving on stage in unison making intricate, acrobatic dancing appear effortless in a presentation by the dance troupe: Momix.
An eager audience appeared spellbound as a male performer gracefully unwrapped his arms to reveal a second dancer bound to his torso. Friday night at Macky Auditorium, students and faculty alike were intrigued by Momix’s performance.
Hannah Limov, an 18-year-old freshman environmental studies and theater arts major, said she found the energy of the evening’s performance magical.
“It was art. It touched the soul,” Limov said. “This show drew attention to the shapes and metaphors of dance and life, instead of distracting the audience with extravagant costumes and lighting.”
The show opened and closed with pieces that demonstrated both lighting and acrobatic skills.
The use of screens, ribbons and sheets were all employed to create different visual effects for the audience. The collaboration of these effects made for an impressive display of art for both young and old alike.
Kaleb Seal, the assistant house manager of Macky Auditorium and recent graduate from CU, said he was impressed by the show’s attendance.
“The show was crazy sold out. The audience ranges from families to elderly people. It’s rare that there are performances like this one at Macky, and it’s nice to have an edgier, less traditional show here,” Seal said.
The incredible talent of the dancers was apparent among the diverse pieces that were presented, but some said they wanted to see more out of the two-hour show.
Jacklyn Grigg, a 21-year-old senior vocal performance major, said she thought that more performers on the stage would have created additional visual effects for the audience members.
“Most of the numbers had one or two people on stage at a time, and I would have liked to see what it would have been like with more chaos,” Grigg said.
Melinda Canino, a recently retired Boulder resident and Macky patron, said she enjoyed the uplifting, awe-inspiring evening.
“It was so invigorating and joyous to watch them,” Canino said.
The sold-out show had its audience members laughing, sitting in stunned silence, and by the end, out of their seats clapping and cheering.
“It was expression using bodies, which were conveying universal themes. I would recommend Momix to anyone who wishes to re-explore what it means to be human,” Limov said.
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