Audiences tend to find the prospect of scantily-clad females (and the odd male) capering about rather exciting and they will no doubt be flocking to Sadler's Wells as they always do. Critics, meanwhile, are already grousing at the prospect of covering yet another performance by a company they loathe ('Purveyors of theatrical infantilism at its most winsome' Financial Times, 'The most frequent motif is probably that of the performers showing us their backsides. There is one redeeming feature. It is all over in an hour and a quarter. But it seemed much longer.' The Times).
But will Momix care? Probably not. The company has always seemed critic-proof. Perhaps because its audience is not a dance audience - whatever that might be - but a bunch of regular theatregoers who will happily travel to the wilds of Islington to see an illusionist spectacular with more bare breasts than you can shake a stick at - if that's your idea of a good time.
Momix is at Sadler's Wells Theatre from Tue 18 Oct-Sat 29 Oct, 8pm (except Sat: 4.30pm and 8.30pm). Rosebery Avenue, EC1 (071-278 8916) pounds 5-pounds 20. Mixed programme includes 'Passion' performed to Peter Gabriel's music for Martin Scorsese's 'The Last Temptation of Christ'
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