This year, Grounds For Sculpture is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of being a non-profit by throwing a party on the Tenth day of the Tenth month in 2010! And to help kick off this event, MM2 Modern Dance will be performing as part of this celebration from 2:30 – 3:00 PM. Look for the Grounds for Sculpture resident dance company in the grassy space near the sculpture called Offshoot by Clement Meadmore.
MM2 Modern Dance will be offering excerpts from their current season, Emergence, which was premiered at GFS in August and then later at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe. Several of the pieces were the direct result of inspiration derived from sculptures at GFS.
MM2 will also be performing a series of improvisational dance created just for this special celebration.
Join in a very special day of celebrating art TEN ways, all of which take place in the park throughout the year. Participate in workshops dedicated to our Artist In Residency program, take tours of the park, or view a display of images exhibiting the progression of GFS from then to now. See artists-in-the-park at work, attend a poetry reading, catch a music performance while munching on artistic food from Rat’s Restaurant and The Peacock Café, then enjoy a dance performance in the afternoon. All these fun activities will lead up to a special lecture given by our Founder, Seward Johnson at 4:30pm. Don’t miss this one-time-only event!
Art TEN Ways
October 10, 2010
2:30 – 3:00 PM
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
MM2 Modern Dance Company will be performing at the upcoming INHALE Performance Series on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:30PM at CHI Movement Arts Center.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ INhale Performance Series is a community initiative to help local and emerging movement artists perform their work. Selected artists, who are chosen via an application process, receive free performance space, technical assistance and audience feedback.
MM2 will feature work by Jenna Faye Eugenides for this performance. In her piece entitled, Re-Emergence, she addresses the issue of Fair Trade, a market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability.
The work was premiered at the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe and features an original score by Daniel Ison.
Jenna explains, “In Re-Emergence, the choreography shows three dancers continuously taking from the other two dancers, the way consumers are continuously taking from hard working individuals in other places. The audiences should notice the split between the two groups, and the way the actions of each group effects the other. At the end of the piece, the three takers realize what they are doing and start to give back, aka buy Fair Trade. They reunite with the two dancers that they have been taking from, and the reconciliation brings all the dancers together. I want the piece to give the audience an inside look at something real and meaningful. It’s about coming together and improving the lives of others by changing the way we live ours.”
INHALE Performance Series
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:30PM
CHI Movement Arts Center, 1316 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
MM2 Modern Dance will be performing in the ETC Performance Series fourth season opener, October 2nd 3rd, 2010 at 8:00pm at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia.
The ETC Performance Series founded by Charles Tyson, Jr, continues to grow and now hosts over forty artists each season. The series is designed to be a forum where a performing artist can present their work to both others in the arts community as well as new and diverse audiences. The series is held bi-monthly on the first weekend (Saturday, Sunday) of the month.
For this series, MM2 will be presenting choreography by Jessica Bryan and Cathrynne Grace Reynolds that was recently featured in the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.
ETC. Performance Series: Season 4 Opener
October 2 & 3 2010 at 8pm
Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia
Tickets: $8-$10 and available online at http://www.DanceBoxOffice.com