The Art of Alchemy and the Alchemy of Art
The newest production by MOMIX, 'Alchemia' brings the audience into an enchanting, magical, ethereal, dream world: the World of the Unconscious. Inspired by Jung, Yeats, and Alchemical literature, Pendleton loosely connects the four classical elements, focusing on the “Elementals”, or spirits of each. By tapping into the unconscious level, his logic is that of dreams: the stream just below reality that is both magical and mysterious, dark and light, mixing fire with water and earth with air. Like every MOMIX performance, 'Alchemia' is full of aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphosis, and the sexuality of nature. An alchemist himself, Mr. Pendleton has created a 90-minute concoction of light, music, dance, props, and imagery that abandons the world of reality and enters into the mysterious world of the ancient art.