A bright idea by a dance troupe

A special mix of shifting light, optical illusion and dance makes performance troupe Momix shine.

This presentation, titled Light Reigns, involves dancers moving in a dark stage with shooting beams of light shone in various directions and in different formations.

Momix is a company of dancer-illusionists known for its inventive use of light effects, costumes, props, music, movement and choreography to create visual theatre .

It has said that its goal " is for audiences to sit back, enjoy the magic and take in the optical confusion".

Light Reigns makes its New York City premiere at The Joyce Theatre. It is part of a mixed bill that includes acclaimed works from the company's almost 40-year history.

Opening night was on Tuesday, and shows will run until Aug 12.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'A bright idea by a dance troupe'. Subscribe