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Momix's Opus Cactus

March 3, 2018 Des Moines Civic Center

Opus Cactus has a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises! Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style creating dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. Originally created as a 20-minute piece in 2001 for the Ballet Arizona, Opus Cactus was then brought back into the MOMIX retort and a full-evening work was created.

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Event Details

Running Time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Education Opportunities

Pre-Show DANCEtalk

Join us at 6:30 PM at the Des Moines Civic Center on the day of the performance to learn more about Momix and the evening's performance. We will be joined by a member of the company's artistic staff for a thirty minute chat that will include time for audience questions.

Post-Show DANCEtalk

Stay late after the Momix performance at the Des Moines Civic Center for a Q&A with the dancers. Join us at the front of the theater immediately after the performance for a chance to hear directly from the dancers about their experiences.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit


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