Escondido CA— The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) proudly presents two of today’s most critically acclaimed dance performances within the same week this October 2015, including Shaping Sound (Thursday, October 22, 2015) and MOMIX: Alchemia (Saturday, October 24, 2015). Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought to life on stage by a company of contemporary dancers who rose to fame on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars. MOMIX, the exceptionally inventive company of dancer-illusionists, will present Alchemia, a riveting multimedia spectacle exploring themes of invention, beauty, sensuality, and humor.
Shaping Sound is under the Artistic Direction of Travis Wall, an Emmy Award-winning choreographer for “Outstanding Choreography” for his singular work on So You Think You Can Dance. Audiences of all ages will marvel at the exhilarating collaboration of this jaw-dropping dance troupe, whose explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed, and physical strength give shape and form to sound. Last year’s runaway winner on So You Think You Can Dance, Ricky Ubeda, is the newest cast member on the dance team.
The Shaping Sound dance company was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. Between Travis Wall, co-creators Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, the company has become an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as ‘visual musicians,’ i.e. their dance gives shape and form to sound. Shaping Sound has continued to gain national exposure and success through The Oxygen channel reality television series All The Right Moves, which chronicles these lifelong friends and roommates in their quest to launch the company. The country’s biggest dance fans were also dazzled by Shaping Sound’s performance in Carrie Underwood’s music video “Something In The Water,” which went on to win “Video of the Year” at this year’s CMT Awards in June 2015.
The company’s live show producer, Break The Floor Productions, is the largest producer of dance conventions in the world including standouts such as JUMP, NUVO, 24/Seven and DancerPalooza.
Born from the untamed mind of MOMIX’s choreographer Moses Pendleton, Alchemia is a new work about the beautiful art of alchemy. Alchemia manipulates the four classic elements: earth, air, fire, and water, to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty, and intrigue. It’s MOMIX at its most magical.
In addition to stage performances worldwide, MOMIX has worked in film and television, recently appearing in a national commercial for Hanes underwear and a Target ad that premiered during the airing of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. With performances on PBS’s Dance In America series, France’s Antenne II, and Italian RAI television, the company’s repertory has been broadcasted to 55 countries. Joining the Montreal Symphony in the Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, winner of an International Emmy for “Best Performing Arts Special,” the company’s performance was distributed on laser disc by Decca Records. MOMIX has also been featured in movies, including one of the first in 3-D IMAX, IMAGINE. Other films include FX2 and White Widow.
About The California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County, and the Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue.”
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.