Improvisation with the Artists and Their Work at Grounds For Sculpture

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Steven Weisz | MM2 Modern Dance Company
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On Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm, 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 for all ages. As part of the Meet the Artists Tours, MM2 Modern Dance will create improvisational dance at select sculptures based on the individual artist’s interpretations, along with visitor’s input and interaction.

Dance with Sculpture is a program that directly resulted from collaboration between Grounds For Sculpture and MM2 Modern Dance Company over the past nine years, after an experimental and most successful performance, that occurred to a small audience of fifty. Since 2003, the collaboration between GFS and MM2 has offered over 50 cross-disciplinary dance and sculpture programs, serving thousands of persons of all ages.

Dance with Sculpture has provided new and innovative interpretations and appreciation of the sculptures on the site and which led to a deeper appreciation of both art forms. Feedback provided by audience members and participants has indicated that the interaction of the dancers with the sculptures, in the natural environment,  creates an aesthetic experience that is life-enriching for all.

MM2 dancers are able to work with artists and art in the park, create new choreography and gain exposure and feedback for their works. Grounds For Sculpture attendees have also had an opportunity to observe the creation of site-specific pieces and works in progress, as MM2 rehearsed and worked at Grounds For Sculpture with specific artists/sculptors.

Anniversary Arts Party at Grounds For Sculpture featuring MM2 Modern Dance
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Event:  11am – 4pm
MM2 Performances:  12 Noon – 3:00pm
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619 (609) 586-0616
Performance free with park admission.

Grounds For Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre sculpture garden and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by Seward Johnson to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture, the park has been enchanting visitors since 1992. Grounds For Sculpture features more than 270 contemporary sculptures, and two 10,000 square foot museum galleries with rotating exhibits. In addition, the park offers workshops for children and adults, concerts, performances, fairs, shopping and fine dining at the Zagat’s-rated Rat’s Restaurant. Visit for more information. Park hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students; children 5 and under are free.

Photo Credit
Steve Tobin – Roots, 2005, cast bronze, 120″ x 180″ x 180″
Dancers: Heather Fleischman & Brianne Scott