MM2 Modern Dance Company will present a preview of its newest work, Conversations, a dialog in movement, at the James A. Michener Art Museum Thursday, July 19, 7 pm. Tickets are free with paid admission to the museum.
The performance, like a conversation, is interactive, spontaneous, personal and intimate. “Dance allows us to express who we are within the context of movement, and thus is the simplest form of communication,” says MM2 Artistic Director Steven Weisz. “It is a conversation between body, breath and beat. Such conversations are at our very core.”
“With this new work, MM2 company members, dancers and choreographers have created their own dialogue that reflects the ebb and flow of our daily lives,” says Michener Director of Programs Zoriana Siokalo.
This preview of Conversations is being offered after a successful tour in Canada under a grant from the WHW Foundation. The final production of Conversations will premiere at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe in September.
MM2 Modern Dance Company, under the direction of Steven Weisz, has established itself as an incubator, providing support, space and opportunities for new emerging dance artists who wish to explore the choreographic process, and to cultivate and introduce new work to new audiences.
MM2 dancers are committed to creating and performing a new body of work each year, fostering Philadelphia’s growing modern and contemporary dance audience. MM2 is committed to educating, advocating, supporting and promoting artistic vitality in the region.
This season’s dancers/choreographers are: Jessica Bryan, Katelyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Heather Fleischman, Angela Frezzo, Kaylee Goodwin, Jennifer Laucella, Brianne Scott and Matthew Varvar.
The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm. Through August 9, open until 9 pm Thursdays. Admission: Members and children under 6, free; adults $15; seniors $13; college student with valid ID $11; ages 6-18 $7.50; under 6 free. For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.
Annual support for the Michener Art Museum is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Bucks County Commissioners and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seeks to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.