For ten years, the dancers of MM2 Modern Dance Company have been wowing crowds at Grounds for Sculpture with their improvisational performances. They will be returning again, by popular demand, to help celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Their program, Dance with Sculpture, takes place spontaneously, as dancers interact organically with sculpture and landscape throughout the grounds. The program is free with paid park admission and is weather contingent.
Dance with Sculpture is a program that directly resulted from collaboration between Grounds for Sculpture and MM2 Modern Dance Company over ten years ago after an experimental and most successful performance that occurred to a small audience of fifty. Since 2003, the collaboration between GFS and MM2 has offered over thirty cross-disciplinary dance and sculpture programs, serving thousands of persons of all ages.
Dance with Sculpture has provided new and innovative interpretations and appreciation of the sculptures on the site and led to a deeper appreciation of both art forms. Feedback provided by audience members and participants has indicated that the interaction of the dancers with the sculptures and the natural environment creates an aesthetic experience that is life-enriching for all.
MM2 dancers are able to work with artists and art in the park, create new choreography and gain exposure and feedback for their works. Grounds for Sculpture attendees have also had an opportunity to observe the creation of site-specific pieces and works in progress, as MM2 rehearsed and worked at Grounds for Sculpture with specific artists/sculptors.
This year, MM2 will also be offering a sneak preview of some of their new work, THREE, before it premieres in Italy in July under a touring grant from the WHW Foundation. 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.
Dance With Sculpture
MM2 Modern Dance Company
Sunday, June 16, 2013
1:00p – 3:00p
Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Admission: $12 Adults; $10 (Seniors 65+); $8 Children and Students (Ages 6-17); Free for GFS Members and Children 5 yrs. and under.
Information: Tel. (609) 586-0616 | http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Tickets: Performance is free with admissions to the Grounds.
Compression and Expansion, 2000, onyx, glass, 51″ x 61″ x 24″
Courtesy of the Artist and Kouros Gallery, NY