The irrepressible Moses Pendleton presents Alchemia, his new work for the dazzling dancer-illusionists of MOMIX. Just as he led audiences on a surreal journey through the four seasons in Botanica, Pendleton manipulates the four classic elements — earth, air, fire and water — in Alchemia to produce a show about the art of alchemy, and the alchemy of art. A multimedia spectacle, Alchemia bursts with beauty, daredevil thrills and playful humor. It’s MOMIX at its most magical.

MOMIX Founder and Artistic Director Moses Pendleton was born and reared on a dairy farm in Northern Vermont. The cows of his childhood are honored in MOMIX’s name, which he took from a feed supplement. While still a student at Dartmouth College in 1971, Pendleton co-founded Pilobolus, which went on to win international acclaim for its innovative blend of acrobatics and modern dance. In 1981, he started MOMIX, based in Washington, Connecticut. In addition to stage performances worldwide, MOMIX has worked in film and television, recently appearing in national commercials for Hanes and Target, which premiered during the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards.


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Directions & Parking


Directions: The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Take I-70 to Florissant Road (Exit 240).  Travel South on Florissant Rd. to the second University entrance at Grobman Drive.  Turn right.  

From Natural Bridge, turn left onto University Drive and follow it around to the right as it turns into Grobman Drive.

Parking is available in the garage to the left, just under the bridge, and in Parking Lot E on the right, about 500 feet past the bridge