The Times Takes Notice

From today’s New York Times “Dance This Week” (by Gia Kourlas)

The Sunflower Whisperer

Moses Pendleton, the artistic director of Momix who is famous both for his otherworldly choreography and his much-photographed sunflower garden in Connecticut, celebrates his troupe’s 35th anniversary with a new work, “Alchemia,” beginning this week at the Joyce Theater. “Alchemia” explores his dancer-illusionists relationship with the elements: earth, air, fire and water. Mr. Pendleton, a magician of bodies, also has a serious imagination; with the writer Phil Holland, he’s produced a book, “The Dance Must Follow,” a verse portrait of the artist as dancer, gardener and photographer. It features 75 photographs and poems (West Mountain Press).

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