For its seventh year participating in the Philly Fringe Festival, MM2 Modern Dance Company brings to the stage the premiere of ONE WORD, with two shows on Saturday, September 10at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Performances will take place at the Maas Building, 1325 Randolph St in Philadelphia.
In creating this new work, each of the nine company members has choreographed pieces based on a single word. Artistic Director, Steven Weisz goes on to explain, “From the very beginning, when the first words were uttered, the ability to communicate has played a critical role in our world. Whether within our own thoughts, spoken or written, words have the power to transform the world we live in. Love, laughter, heroism, friendship, and virtually every emotion we feel as human beings can be inspired by words. “
Dancer and choreographer, Jessica Bryan adds “each member of the company, having selected their word is then set with the task of translating it in to movement. The word not only provides a framework for the choreographer but for the audience as well.”
Company member, Kaylee Goodwin elaborates, “For each of us, the word we have chosen has personal significance and meaning in our own lives. In essence, we are sharing our own stories with the audience. It is difficult to do, but putting yourself out there makes for a strong connection that we all share.”
MM2 dancers, comprised mostly of dance majors and recent college graduates, are encouraged and given the opportunity to explore the choreographic process. As a result MM2 Dance has evolved as a leader in imaginative movement and creative collaboration, delivering positive, affirming and life‐enriching experiences to audiences, through the medium of dance and movement, while also developing new dance fans by creating works of artistry that engage and motivate audiences.
This seasons dancers/choreographers are: Jessica Bryan, Katleyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Heather Fleischman, Kaylee Goodwin, Shara Harad, Stephanie King and Brianne Scott. Special Guest appearance by Michael Nguyen. Original music composed and performed by Daniel Ison.
Show: ONE WORD
Company: MM2 Modern Dance Company
Event: Philadelphia Live Arts & Philly Fringe
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Times: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Venue: Maas Building, 1325 Randolph Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Venue Web Site: http://www.tsmaas.com/
$15 general admission $10 students and buyers under 25 years w. ID
Box Office: http://www.livearts‐fringe.org or http://www.DanceBoxOffice.com
2011 company members are: Jessica Bryan, Katelyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Heather Fleischman, Kaylee Goodwin, Shara Harad, Stephanie King, and Brianne Scott.
Artistic Director – Steven Weisz
Special Guest Artist is Michael V. Nguyen.
Composer & Musician ‐Daniel Ison.
Cinematographer – Max Lipka