MM2 Modern Dance Company will present a preview of its newest work, Conversations, a dialog in movement, at the Media Theatre,104 E. State Street, Media, PA as part of the Delaware County Dance Festival on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00pm. Tickest are $10 and available at mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100
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”.
This preview of Conversations is being offered after a successful Summer 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 on September 8th & 9th.
Three pieces will be presented by MM2 at the Delco Dance Festival, “Arm Fat”, “All Thumbs” and “Cop-Out”. Arm Fat, written by Jon Mulhearn, Chroeographed by Kaylee Goodin with dancer, Heather Fleischman explores the uncensored thoughts of a female. With All Thumbs, Brianne Scott examines that awkward silence we all have experienced in a conversation. Cop Out, choreographed by Angela Frezzo, looks at how we tend to place the blame on others.
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.
MM2 Modern Dance at the
Delaware County Dance Festival
Thursday August 2, 2012 at 7:00pm
Media Theater, 104 E. State Street, Media, PA 19063
Tickets: $10 online at mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.
Photo by Bill Hebert