MM2 Modern Dance Company brings to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, on Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 2:00pm, a Philly Fringe, sneak preview of their new dance work, CONVERSATIONS. The performance will be rain or shine and is free with park admission.
Our CONVERSATIONS can take on a life of their own, a dynamic momentum, with the ebb and flow of our daily lives. With this new work by MM2, each of the company members, dancers and choreographers, has created their own dialog through movement, their own conversation.
CONVERSATIONS first premiered in Toronto, Canada, where the company recently toured during the summer. Deirdre Kelly, author and famed dance critic for the Globe and Mail wrote “Together with the capacity crowd, I sat mesmerized as the dancers — barefoot and just as emotionally naked– flung themselves with abandon into the elements, electrifying the air around them.” The company has also been granted to tour in Italy and Spain in 2013.
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, in order to cultivate and introduce new work to new audiences.
MM2 recognizes the inherent value in nurturing developing artists as well as the collaborative spirit to foster creativity, while pushing boundaries and forward-thinking. While MM2 is artist-driven, it is also community-centered, recognizing the need to educate, advocate, support and promote artistic vitality in the region. MM2 dancers are committed to creating and performing a new body of work each year. As a presenter, MM2 serves and fosters Philadelphia’s growing modern and contemporary dance audience.
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.
Grounds For Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a thirty-five acre sculpture garden and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for 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 www.groundsforsculpture.org for more information.
Company: MM2 Modern Dance Company
Event: Philly Fringe Sneak Preview at Grounds for Sculpture
Date: Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Times: 2:00 pm – one show only
Venue: Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619 | Tel. (609) 586-0616
Tickets: Performance is free with admissions to the Grounds.
HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS
Available for download at: http://mm‐2.org/presskit.html
2012 company members are: : Jessica Bryan, Katelyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Heather Fleischman, Angela Frezzo, Kaylee Goodwin, Jennifer Laucella, Brianne Scott and Matthew Varvar.
Artistic Director – Steven Weisz
More about MM2 Modern Dance can be found on the web at http://www.mm‐2.org
Available for appearances and interviews upon request [email protected]
Sculpture by Ron Mehlman, permission for use granted