A very special afternoon of dance in the beautiful Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace

On Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm, The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 S. Pine Street in Doylestown, PA will be presenting a very special afternoon of dance in the beautiful Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace! The performance will be held rain or shine, either outside on the Terrace or inside in the Ann and Herman Silverman Pavilion. Event is FREE after paying Museum admission or with Museum membership. No reservations are required, but seating is limited.

Featured will be two Philadelphia based, modern dance companies, MM2 Modern Dance and the SHARP Dance Company. MM2 began in 2000 as Music & Motion Dance Productions, a youth based company, which has performed at the Michener museum for the past six years. Now in 2010, under the direction of Steven Weisz, it has evolved as a leader in imaginative movement and creative collaboration for college age dancers as well as post-college dance majors in career transition. MM2 dancers are committed to creating a new body of work each year, in which the dancers themselves create choreography as a group process. This provides an opportunity for dancers to explore the choreographic process as well as to have a chance to present their work to both the professional dance community as well as the public. Their performance will feature excerpts from their new dance work, Emergence, set to premiere in the fall at the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe.

SHARP Dance Company translates raw human emotion utilizing contemporary movement to connect the audience through individual interpretation. SHARP is a four year old, modern dance company and its theory of “meaning behind movement” is shown prominently throughout their work. SHARP feels that dance should be more than a performance, it should be an experience. Artistic Director and Choreographer, Diane Sharp-Nachsin was selected as a 2008 New Edge Mix Artist Award Recipient and was commissioned in both 2008 and 2009 to set work on the Mid- Atlantic Ballet. SHARP Dance will be presenting excerpts from their repertory, including Blind Faith, The Journey, Pollution, Slicker and Roller Coaster.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania region. In addition to hosting a changing schedule of exhibitions from around the country, the Museum is home to the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. The Museum offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. The Museum is located at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown.

For current Museum hours and admission information, visit www.MichenerArtMuseum.org or call the main phone number: (215) 340-9800. Group Tours: extension 117 / School Tours: extension 124 / Summer Camps: extension 126.