Dance in the Garden with MM2

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“…graceful and powerful, intelligent and accessible.” – Craig Ostroff, Montgomery News

Toronto Botanical Garden invites you to a special outdoor performance by Philadelphia-based MM2 Modern Dance Company. 10 dancers will present their new work, “Conversations,” as well as an improvisation inspired by our gardens.

Date: June 23, 2012  |  Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission: $10; students $7  (General Admission, Door Sales Only)

The performance will be followed by a conversation with MM2 Artistic Director Steven Weisz, led by respected dance critic and Globe and Mail staff writer Deirdre Kelly, author of the upcoming Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind The Symbol of Perfection and the bestselling memoir, Paris Times Eight. An exhibition of dance photography and sculpture will be on view.

Preview: MM2 previews Conversations at CHI MAC in South Philly

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Aldona Satterthwaite about the author: Aldona Satterthwaite

Aldona Satterthwaite started gardening as a child and has never stopped. Until recently, she was the executive director of Toronto Botanical Garden. Previously, Aldona was editor-in-chief of Canadian Gardening magazine, which during her eight-year tenure was twice named Magazine of the Year (large circulation category) by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. In 2007, she was co-named Editor of the Year. Aldona, who’s a Master Gardener, completed her journalism studies at the Regent Street Polytechnic (now Westminster University) in London, England and studied landscape architecture at Ryerson University. She’s enjoyed a varied and successful writing and editing career that has spanned magazines, advertising and the museum world, and has included stints as Director of Writing Services at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and as manager of creative services at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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