8 Dancers, 8 Choreographers, 1 Word

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm, Upper Gwynedd Township’s Summer Breeze Concert Series will be kicking things off with an evening of dance at the DeBarth Amphitheatre, Parkside Place, North Wales, PA. Featured will be Philadelphia based, MM2 Modern Dance Company. The FREE performance is outdoors and weather permitting with no rain date. Pack a snack, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a great evening of dance.

MM2 Modern Dance has been a regular at the Summer Breeze Series for the past five years.  For this season’s program, they will be featuring a new dance work entitled ONE WORD. Each of the eight company members have choreographed pieces based on a single word. Artistic Director, Steven Weisz goes on to explain, “From the very beginning when the first words were uttered, the ability to communicate has played an important role in our world. Whether within our own thoughts, spoken or written, words have the power to transform the world we live in. Love, laughter, heroism, friendship, and virtually every emotion we feel as human beings can be inspired by words. Unfortunately, fear, anger, and hatred, can also be invoked. Language is at its best when used to inspire others to find the best in themselves.”

By selecting a single word to represent each piece, it not only provides a framework for the choreographer but the audience as well, making modern dance more accessible.  This is in keeping with the company’s mission to provide an opportunity for dancers to explore the choreographic process and have a chance to present their work to both the professional dance community as well as the public.

Subsequently,  MM2 Modern Dance Company has evolved as a leader in imaginative movement and creative collaboration for post-college dance majors in career transition.  It is the vision of MM2 to deliver positive, affirming and life-enriching experiences to audiences, through the medium of dance and movement, while also developing new dance fans by creating works of artistry that engage and motivate audiences.



MM2 Modern Dance
June 15, 2011 at 7:00PM
Weather Permitting
DeBarth Amphitheatre, Parkside Place, North Wales, PA.
FREE event.



2 responses to “8 Dancers, 8 Choreographers, 1 Word”

  1. Lora King Avatar
    Lora King

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your performance the other night. Perfect weather, good music and great dance. Was a lovely evening. Hope to catch your full show sometime in town.

  2. Jack Sommerfield Avatar
    Jack Sommerfield

    Have not really seen much modern dance before, but enjoyed your offerings. My wife kind of dragged me along for this, but I do have to say that I would see you guys again if you are in the area!