Moses Pendleton is the Choreographer and Artistic Director of Momix a company of dancer-illusionists that formed as an offshoot of Pilobolus which he had co-founded in 1971. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1977 and the Positano Choreographic Award in 1999.
He has a BA in English Literature from Dartmouth College (1971), the year he co-founded Pilobolus. Pilobolus which went on to win world-wide acclaim for its innovative blend of acrobatics and imagination, including the Berlin Critics Prize (1975). Pierre Cardin presented the group on Broadway in 1977.
In addition to his work with Momix, Pendleton has been active as choreographer and performer for numerous other companies. Pendleton has also performed as a soloist in dance galas in Europe and at the Metropolitan Opera.
Pendleton has directed numerous special programs for Antenne ll in France and RAI Television in Italy. He co-starred with Charles Dutoit in the Emmy Award winning Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Through Pilobolus, his work has been seen in PBS' "Dance in America" and "Great Performances" series. He has appeared at night on the "Tonight Show" and in the morning on "Sesame Street". He was once a guest on "To Tell the Truth". His 3D IMAX film "Imagine" was released at IMAX theaters worldwide in September 1994
Along with his commitment to MOMIX, Mr. Pendleton's other recent projects include the workshop production of Disney Theatrical's "Hunchback of Notre Dame"; a commission for the Arizona Ballet rooted in Native American folklore; "In Movimento", a live production for Procter & Gamble with the Romanian National Gymnastic Team and FIAT's 100th Birthday Celebration in Torino, Italy.
Mr. Pendleton was a 1998 recipient of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts' Governor's Award.
TO THE MOON, AND BEYOND CHOREOGRAPHER MOSES PENDLETON TAKES MOMIX ON AN OTHERWORLDLY JOURNEY WITH 'LUNAR SEA'
Feb 24, 2006; NEW YORK Moses Pendleton's haunting "Lunar Sea" begins with eight glowing, curvaceous one-legged creatures emerging from behind a...