I recently learned about Momix; however, they have been performing for the past 20 years. They are an innovative modern dance troupe using props, humor and the human body to express themes such as “Orbit,” “Passion,” “Lunar Sea,” which looks amazing and even “Baseball,” among others.
They remind me of Pilobolus. You’ll just have to go to their website to see incredible bodily maneuvers and manipulations and photography. There are so many I like but this one seems fitting in the pumpkin patch, now that Halloween is past and November is upon us. I particularly like the quote on their website from The Washington Post: “The snooterati love to pooh pooh Pilabolus….”
I can’t help but think Ambrosia’s A Reminiscent Drive, mixed by Stephane Pompougnac on Hotel Costes, vol 3 would be an appropriate way to segue from these magical dance troupes moves to lounging music to Kick-start your weekend. I have several of these CD’s and like their hypnotic and soothing musical style.
The coordination and tight symmetry in this performance of The Thousand-Hand Guan Yin is truly stunning to watch. Beautiful performance art. I wonder if those pointed apparatuses on their fingers are sharp?
This came in an email to me and it’s worth sharing:
There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guan Yin, which is making the rounds across the net.
Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf. Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring.
Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics. But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries. Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.
I’m actually not a big Muse fan but here’s a video that I think is appropriate for this Kick Start Your Weekend post, “Bliss” from their Origin of Symmetry album: