Sept. 7-8, see dancer-illusionists MOMIX presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Venture into the wild world of Wonderland when MOMIX performs its magical show “ALICE,” a sensory overload and feat of astonishing artistic achievement.

MOMIX RFPThrill to the magic of MOMIX as the dancer-illusionists take audiences on a surreal trip into Alice’s Wonderland, with two performances Sept. 7-8 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

MOMIX: “ALICE” is presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Reserved seating tickets for the 7 p.m. shows are $49. Visit or call 205-975-2787 for tickets.

 UAB’s ArtPlay Community Education will host a free Meet the Artist performance for area schoolchildren at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

The exhilarating 90-minute performance is a feat of artistic achievement that seems unreal. Members of the company are called dancer-illusionists for good reason — their moves seem superhuman. The magic is made with visionary ideas, creative costuming and props, and bodies with extraordinary ability.

 The company is known internationally for presenting works of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty. MOMIX is directed by Moses Pendleton, who combines the muscularly sculpted dancers with unique costumes and props, sets them among artful lighting and effects, and completes everything with a diverse musical score, according to the company’s artist statement.

 Through their performances, MOMIX takes viewers into a fantasy world, allowing them to dip their toes into the “stream of unconsciousness,” as Pendleton suggests. Full of surprises, each show features dancers manipulating their bodies and props in unique and astounding ways. While there is no concrete storyline, MOMIX performances evoke through imagery a theater of light and physical bodies.

In addition to stage performances worldwide, MOMIX has worked in film and television, including performances on the PBS “Dance in America” series, France’s Antenne II and Italian RAI television. The company’s repertory has been broadcast to 55 countries.