A Philly Fringe, sneak preview of ONE WORDJun 23rd, 2011 | By Steven Weisz | Category: Archived Articles
MM2 Modern Dance Company brings to the stage, a Philly Fringe, sneak preview of ONE WORD on Saturday, July 16, 2011, with one show only at 8:00pm at The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia.
In creating this new work, each of the eight 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 stronger 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. By offering a sneak preview of both finished pieces and works in progress, the dancers/choreographers of MM2 get the opportunity to expose new pieces to an audience for the first time and to receive feedback in post-performance discussions from the audience to take with them as they continue on in their creative process. The final production of One Word will be presented in September at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.
This seasons dancers/choreographers are: Jessica Bryan, Katleyn Capato, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Heather Fleischman, Kaylee Goodwin, Shara Harad, Stephanie King and Brianne Scott with a Special Guest appearance by Michael Nguyen. Original music composed and performed by Daniel Ison.
MM2 Modern Dance Company
Saturday, July 16, 2011
8:00 pm – one show only
The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia