First Friday Lancaster performance by MM2 Modern Dance honors local cancer survivor

On Friday, August 5th at 7:00pm, as part of First Friday Lancaster, MM2 Modern Dance Company will be offering up a special benefit presentation of their new work, ONE WORD at the Mulberry Arts Studios, 19-21 North Mulberry Street, Lancaster. While the dance company is based out of Philadelphia, several of its members are from the Lancaster region. In particular, dancer and choreographer, Stephanie King wanted to use this performance as a means of honoring her grandmother, while calling awareness to a rare and often aggressive form of cancer known as peritoneal cancer. Peritoneal cancer develops in the peritoneum, a thin, delicate sheet that lines the inside wall of the abdomen.

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MM2 at Inhale Series on July 22nd

MM2 Modern Dance will be presenting “Penitent” at the upcoming Inhale Performance Series on July 22nd, 2011 at 7:30pm at Chi Movement Arts Center, 1316 S 9th Street in Philadelphia.

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A Philly Fringe sneak preview of ONE WORD

MM2 Modern Dance Company brings to the stage, a Philly Fringe, sneak preview of ONE WORD on Saturday, July 16, 2011, with one show only at 8:00pm at The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance online on DanceBoxOffice.com; $12 cash at the door. A limited number of half off discount tickets may be found on PhillyDanceDeals.com

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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.

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Improvisation with the Artists and Their Work at Grounds For Sculpture

On Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11am, 1pm & 2pm , MM2 Modern Dance will be performing at Grounds for Sculpture as part of their Anniversary Arts Party. The annual celebration of the founding of Grounds For Sculpture, offers a host of activities and events. As part of the Meet the Artists program, MM2 Modern Dance will create improvisational dance at select sculptures based on the individual artist’s interpretations, along with visitor’s input and interaction.

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Upcoming Summer Performances

Here is a complete schedule for our performances this Summer! Hope to see you there.

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Sneak Preview of ONE WORD at ETC. Performance Series

On Saturday & Sunday, June 4th and 5th at 8pm, MM2 Modern Dance will present a sneak preview of works in progress from their upcoming production of “One Word” at the ETC Performance Series.  The ETC Performance Series, under the direction of Charles Tyson, Jr., has been an opportunity for performance artists of any and all genres to show their work to a new and diverse audience in an intimate venue at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia.

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MM2 Shara Harad is recipient of the Rose Vernick BFA Choreography Award

MM2 dancer and choreographer, Shara Harad was recently chosen by Dr. Welsh of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance to be this years’ recipient of the Rose Vernick BFA Choreography Award. This award honors a graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts student who has demonstrated excellence in choreography during the academic year.

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MM2 Modern Dance receives Google Grant

MM2 Modern dance is the recipient of a significant Google Grant for 2011. This is in recognition of its work as a dance company, which extends the arts and dance to new, diverse and under served populations. It is also recognition for the work done with the operation of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org as a free service to the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region. Google Grants supports organization sharing their philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.

Two Unique Collaborations for 2011

For the 2011 season, MM2 Modern Dance has taken on two collaborative partners.

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