Staging a Swim

There is nothing more tranquil than watching waves lap around your feet. Or schools of fish swirl like graceful beads on invisible threads of ocean jewelry. That's what draws us to ocean odysseys—the fluidity allows us clumsy bipeds a momentary experience of coordination and weightlessness. Choreographer Moses Pendleton pours this experience into his 77th Momix creation, Lunar Sea. His award-winning dancer-illusionists transform into myriad sea creatures on a liquid stage, aided by signature "toys," ingenious use of light and music, and a wink of humor. These incredible dancers have portrayed the worlds of baseball, space, desert creatures and lovers on recent global tours, but Lunar Sea is just the wet dream that this North Texas area needs. Dive in at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane on the Southern Methodist University campus. Tickets are $14 to $59; $5 for students. Call 214-528-5576 or visit
March 24-25, 8 p.m.
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Danna Berger