MM2 Modern Dance at IFC/Sundance screening of Frances Ha

MM2 Modern Dance Company has been invited to perform work from this season’s production of THREE for the screening of IFC/Sundance Selects FRANCES HA on Monday, May 20 at the Ritz Five Theater in Philadelphia.MM2 will premiere “Gray Area”, choreographed by Jenna Faye Eugenides and performed by Jessica Bryan, Katelyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Kaylee Goodwin and Jennifer Laucella. This dance piece looks at how “Sometimes all you need is to be heard and understood”, according to Eugenides.

The new movie from IFC/Sundance Selects FRANCES HA, stars indie Darling Greta Gerwig (GREENBERG), Adam Driver from GIRLS, and Mickey Sumner (Sting’s daughter). Basically Greta plays this 20-something whose friends are moving up in the world and she still doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life, and is deemed “undateable”.  She is a modern dancer and is deciding if he career should continue in performance or in choreography.

Reminiscent of Jean-Luc Godard’s celebration of the mystery and  vulnerability of his muse Anna Karina in Bande à part, Noah Baumbach’s love poem to Greta Gerwig is an effervescent, seeming effortless comedy about a young woman taking the first shaky, post-Ivy League steps in what will become her real life. Similarly, Gerwig, who also co-wrote the witty, articulate script, leaves her Mumblecore identity far behind. Her Frances arrives in New York determined to become a post-modern dancer despite the fact that she’s constantly falling over her feet or putting one of them in her mouth. The movie is lightning-in-a-bottle–deft, sophisticated, and, in its myriad shades of digital gray, radiantly beautiful in a brand new way.

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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. More at