MM2 Modern Dance presents Philadelphia premiere of CONVERSATIONS at the 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 8pm and Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:30pm, MM2 Modern Dance Company will present the premiere of their new season work, Conversations, a dialog in movement, at the Mt Vernon Dance Space, 1720 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and those under 25 years of age. This will be the tenth year that this group has participated in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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.

Show:  CONVERSATIONS, a dialog in movement
Company: MM2 Modern Dance Company
Dates: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 8pm
Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:30pm
Venue:  Mt Vernon Dance Space, 1720 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia
Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 for students and those under 25 years of age
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