TORRINGTON — Moses Pendleton and the internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionist troupe MOMIX will present “Opus Cactus” on the Warner Theatre’s Main Stage, with performances on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Both shows are sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.

In this visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets of the Southwestern desert, “Opus Cactus” brings the landscape and all of its creatures to life with Pendleton’s signature illusionistic style to create dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers which one reviewer describes as, “exploding with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor and beauty that can be found in that often hidden world.”

“…there are enough of those patented Momix moments - when your eyes forget to blink and your breath forgets to come out - to make “Cactus” another winning addition to the repertory.” — Sylviane Gold Newsday

“Inspired by the flora, fauna, and simple magic of the American Southwest, Pendleton’s ingenuity, theatricality and cunning imagination are seen at full stretch in strange vignettes of the Sonoran desert.” — Clive Barnes New York Post

Members of MOMIX use a variety of simple props including stilts, sticks and visually entertaining costumes to bring the show to life, in a performance suitable for all ages.

MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists based out of Washington, under the direction of Moses Pendleton. Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX performs on stages worldwide and has appeared in film, television and national commercials. With nothing more than light, shadow, props and the human body, MOMIX has astonished audiences on five continents for 37 years.

For tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit