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Lancaster first performance Friday from MM2 Modern Dance Honors Local cancer survivor
On Friday, August 5th at 19:00, under the first Friday of Lancaster, MM2 Modern Dance Company will present a special benefit new work, a word in Mulberry Arts Studios 19-21 North Mulberry Street, Lancaster.
Although the dance group based in Philadelphia, several of its members are from the area of Lancaster. In particular, the dancer and choreographer Stephanie King wanted to use this show as a way to honor her grandmother, while asking consciousness in a complex manner and often aggressive form of cancer called peritoneal cancer. Cancer Peritoneal pervasive spread of cancer found in the abdominal cavity and can be caused by tumors of the appendix, colon, rectum, ovary, stomach and small intestine, as well as from primary peritoneal tumors, sarcomas, and mesothelioma.
By creating a word, each of the eight members of the company has choreographed based on a single word. The selected words have a personal meaning for everyone and provide a medium through movement, to share their stories with the audience. Stephanie chose the word durable. He goes on to explain, Resilient created in honor of Mary Ann Bender, my grandmother, friend and hero. If there is such a thing as the development of resistance to the disease, it has. He is a fighter and a survivor. His physical strength and mental is inconceivable to me, Stephanie says. The project aims to carry natural spiritual drugs charge chemotherapy, Erbitux, the Xeloda, oxaliplatin (oxaliplatin) and Camptosar had in their bodies, as well as personal development has won his journey. This woman, my Nana, seats permanently adapting to a serious illness. I think its hard because there is nothing that can not handle.
Although Stephanie was developing his part, the artistic director of the company, Stephen Weiss, caring old mother of eighty two years, which is in the pipeline for a similar form of peritoneal cancer was found. Weisz, realizing the need for a wider understanding of this type of cancer, Communication April M. Koppenhaver, owner of Mulberry Art Studio, generously and without hesitation donated space performance for the next first Friday.
The performance of a word is free to the public, but donations will be collected on site for the Research Fund Dr. Armando Sardi. Dr. Sardi is the Director of the Institute for Cancer Care at the Mercy Hospital, which specializes in research and treatment of abdominal tumors. Dr. Stephanie Sardi credited for the survival of his grandmother, who was diagnosed in July 2007, more than four years ago.
This is the first time that the grandmother Stephanie will get to see how it performs with MM2 Modern Dance. For Stephanie, «the presentation of this piece in honor of my Nana means I have the chance to visit other peoples lives that can relate to. If a person from the public affected by this piece, which is a life moved and encouraged by his story.
About MM2 Modern Dance
The mission is to provide emerging MM2 dancers with the opportunity to perform in professional settings and create the choreography, using modern movement, which connects the two dancer and the audience in a significant relevant experience. MM2 creates dance works for the stage, landscapes outdoors and locations related to the visual arts offer free or subsidized to make dance more accessible to the public programs. As a company, we believe that dance is a common experience, through which we can better understand our common humanity of evaluation and management of different inclinations of this art form.