"Classical Music Meets Contemporary Dance"Classical Music Meets
The performances will take place on Friday, May 12th at 4 and 8pm and Sunday, May 13th at 4 at the New World School of the Arts Theatre, 25 NE 2nd Avenue, 8th floor downtown Miami.
Excerpts from classical sections will be played by Miami favorites Orlando Forte, Miriam Stern (violins), Viera Borisova (violist) and Ashley Garritson (cellist). Sections from Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Astor Piazzola, JS Bach and Benjamin Britten will be played live as a backdrop for the KPD Dancers in action.
Two new works will be presented by choreographer Karen Peterson;
“Potpourri” features the musicians and dance artists on stage where they exchange roles and mix up expectation. Dancers play instruments and musicians dance the dance. Audiences members are expected to waltz at the end of each performance!!
"'Perfume de Gardenias' features a wheel chaired dancer, all innovative and accessible"-The Scottish Newspaper Daily Dance Reviews
“Mano a Mano is a tour de force, offering a more a more exquisite and inquisitive look at mixed ability dance”….. “innovative and meaningful”-Mia Leonin, Performance Journalism
"Karen Peterson and Dancers is redefining dance"-Joanne Green, Miami New Times
"this is a most interesting dance company and one that should attract attention of dance lovers; in the future buy a ticket", Marj O'Neil Butler for Miami ArtZine Magazine
"Buoyant Dreams was beautiful. It brought the concert up to a new level. Please tell your dancers how much they were admired"-Anna Preston, VSA Regional Coordinator for the Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida
"unconventional concepts of beauty, using two traditional dancers and two in wheelchairs
"daring artistic challenge to society's notions of physical form and graceful movement"-ENZ Magazine
"Ms. Peterson has consistently performed outstanding work locally, statewide and nationally and made vital contributions to the field of accessibility to the cultural arts"
Carlos Ochoa, Tom Olsen, Danielle Peloquin