C California Style

Dancers of MOMIX in Alchemy. PHOTO: Max Pucciariello.

Pure Gold

by C California Style

Armed with exotic props, unusual biomorphic costumes and acrobatic dance,

East Coast-based MOMIX brings the California premiere of the surrealist piece Alchemy to Southern California. With artistic director Moses Pendleton citing Jung’s Alchemical Studies and Yeats’ Rosa Alchemica as influences, the performance aims to crack open the door of perception. March 11, Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr., Irvine, 949-854-4646; March 13, Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, S.D., 619-235-9500; momixalchemy.com.

Written and edited by Elizabeth Khuri Chandler.