“Restraint and minimalism can be just as sexy and intriguing as vivacity and flair. Combined, they present a seduction impossible to resist.” —The New York Times

What would have happened if one of the early postmodern choreographers from Judson Church had gone uptown to perform in the ball scene in Harlem? In M2M, three dancers collide the formalism and minimalism of postmodernism with the flamboyance and performativity of voguing. Layering these movements with the soaring and powerful vocals of a gospel, Trajal Harrell repositions the influence of jazz, funk, and RnB on postmodern dance, imagining a sweaty, ecstatic, and beautiful new possibility on stage.

M2M is a co-production of Danspace Project for Platform 2012: [email protected], MoMA PS1, Hau Hebbel am Ufer, Tanz im August Festival- Berlin. Residency support provided by Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival. The commission is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation and by Danspace Project’s 2012-2013 Commissioning Initiative, which receives major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.