MOMIX Opus Cactus Returns After 5-Year Hiatus

Posted By on December 22, 2017

Ballet Arizona and Desert Botanical Garden are collaborating to bring back the MOMIX Opus Cactus after a five-year hiatus. There will be three performances January 12-13 taking place at Orpheum Theatre.

The performances will bring a new look, new energy and surprises to the show.

“This is the second time we have partnered with Ballet Arizona to present MOMIX at the Orpheum Theatre, and the experience just gets better each time,” said executive director Ken Schutz. “Opus Cactus takes its inspiration from the Sonoran Desert and the Saguaro cactus, which is our forte — and the ballet actually commissioned the work a number of years ago in recognition of the amazing talent of Moses Pendelton. It’s yet another example of how arts and culture organizations can collaborate in a way that makes each organization stronger, and that makes the cultural scene in Phoenix even more vibrant.”

Attendees will witness the landscape of the American Southwest to life through the illusionistic style of Opus Cactus, which includes towering cacti, lizards and snakes, insects and other desert creatures.

The Opus Cactus was originally created as a 20-minute act in 2001 for the Ballet Arizona.

Since 2012, Ballet Arizona has collaborated with the Desert Botanical Garden to infuse art and nature for performances.



Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.

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