Dance company to perform ‘Opus Cactus’ in Marietta

Photo Provided MOMIX dance company will perform ‘Opus Cactus’ on Sunday.

MARIETTA — The MOMIX dance company will perform “Opus Cactus” 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series at Peoples Bank Theatre.

After a 10-year rest period, “Opus Cactus” returns with a new look, fresh energy, and surprises. MOMIX dancers take audiences on a journey where their bodies become towering cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers as they bring the landscape of the American Southwest to life through the illusionistic style of “Opus Cactus.”

Originally created as a 20-minute piece in 2001 for Ballet Arizona, “Opus Cactus” was brought back by MOMIX and a full-evening work was created.

All performances are free and open to the public. Reservations of up to four seats per performance can be made at or call the box office at (740) 371-5152

Esbenshade events have been funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, which provides annual income for the purpose of bringing lectures, performing artists or programs of diverse nature to the campus for public appearances. The endowed fund was established in 1980 by Harry H. Esbenshade, Sr. and Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr., husband and son, respectively, of the late Mrs. Esbenshade of Uniontown, Pa.

All events are free and open to the public.