MM2 Modern Dance of Philadelphia performs at McMichael Canadian Art Collection

By: MM2 Modern Dance Company
TORONTO - May 18, 2014 - PRLog -- During the month of June, with the support of an international exchange grant, the seven members of Philadelphia based MM2 Modern Dance Company will once again be traveling to Toronto to present their latest dance work, BREATH.   The group will also develop and perform site-specific pieces and will offer workshops to the public.

MM2's first stop on their tour is the McMichael Canadian Art Collection on Thursday, June 19th at 8 pm. Founder and Executive Director, Weisz explains, "After several visits as a tourist to the McMichael, I was deeply inspired by both the art displayed as well as the surrounding landscape and became determined to bring the dance company there".

Just prior to the performance, there will be a conversation with the artists at 7:30 pm.

Each year, the group selects a theme upon which each dancer is then set to task, creating new choreography for the company. With this year's theme, BREATH, the group explores "the bridge which connects our consciousness to nature and life itself. We are continually moving through air, much the same way a fish moves through water. By our breathing we are attuned to the world around us, sharing the air with nature and each other. Our BREATH expresses our inner feelings, our state of well-being, our excitement and even our anxieties. BREATH flows endlessly through all, sustaining us, and allowing us to express life's nuances."

MM2 Dance will return to the McMichael on Sunday, June 22nd at noon, to offer a movement workshop open to families. The workshop is designed for all ages and abilities and no previous dance experience is necessary. This program is offered free to the public with gallery admission. Advance registration is required.

The family workshop will be followed by an improvisational dance performance on the grounds surrounding the gallery, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. MM2 dancers will create impromptu and site-specific dances inspired by the art and the natural environment at the McMichael.

MM2 Modern Dance Company provides support, space and opportunities for 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. The season's dancers and choreographers are Jessica Bryan, Jenna Faye Eugenides, Kaylee Goodwin, Jillian Ikeler, Jennifer Laucella, Alison Liney and  Brianne Scott. For more information:


The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Canadian artists, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan. For more information:

7:30 pm Conversation with the artists
8:00 pm Performance - BREATH
Cost: $29 CAD
To register, call 905.893.1121 | 1.888.213.1121 ext. 2209

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
12:00 pm Movement workshop for families
Included with gallery admission.
To register, call 905.893.1121 | 1.888.213.1121 ext. 2209

1:30 pm Improvisational site-specific dance on the grounds
Included with gallery admission. In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place in the gallery spaces.

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