On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00pm, MM2 Modern Dance Company, as part of the Fringe Arts Festival, will present the Philadelphia premiere of their new season work, THREE at CHI Movement Arts Center, 1316 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and those under 25 years of age. This will be the 11th year that this group has participated in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
THREE is a collection of short stories, if you will, with dances that are no more than three minutes in length. The structure of the dance company is such that there is no single choreographer; rather each dancer is charged with setting work on their fellow company members. THREE poses the challenge of fulfilling a concise vision by creating a carefully orchestrated piece in a brief and fixed amount of time.
A total of eighteen new dance pieces were developed by the nine company members. The subject of these pieces is as diverse as the company members, covering such themes as cycles of life, finding balance, mental health, selfless love, strength and even a personal journey to a most surreal world.
THREE first premiered during the summer while the company was on tour in Italy and was presented in Florence, Arezzo and Venice in conjunction with Arezzo Wave Festival, Italy Contact Fest. Max Ballet and Spazioseme – arti in movimento.
The company is a long time veteran of the Fringe as they enter their eleventh year of participation. Artistic Director, Steven Weisz explains that “the Fringe offers a dancer or choreographer early in their career an opportunity to experiment, present and gain recognition for new work on a local, national and international platform. Such experience is unparalleled.”
MM2 Modern Dance Company continues to expand its programming as an incubator, providing support, space and opportunities for new emerging dance artists who wish to explore the choreographic process, while cultivating and introducing new works to new audiences.
This season’s dancers/choreographers for THREE are: Jessica Bryan, Katelyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Heather Fleischman, Angela Frezzo, Kaylee Goodwin, Jennifer Laucella, Brianne Scott and Matthew Varvar.
Tickets & Information available at http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/three/
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