We dancers may be apart and #SafeAtHome during this COVID-19 pandemic, but around the country we have been finding ways to work together, keep moving and keep creating. In this video, Karen Peterson, Artistic Director o our physically integrated company Karen Peterson and Dancers, has created what she calls an “Exquisite Corpses,” with 20 dancers from across the State of Florida, pass on movements to one another in a virtual collaboration, set to a score by Bajofondo Tango Club. Enjoy the piece, continue to stay safe, and we all look forward to being on stage live in a theater again when this crisis abates. Participating dancers in order of appearance are Karen Peterson Corash, Maria Vaughn, Marion Baldeon Kampert, Agatha Wright, Erin Cardinal, Barbara Gonzalez, Clarence Brooks, Nicole Perry, Dwayne Scheuneman, Niurca Marquez, Brian Fidalgo, Elsa Valbuena, Sandra Portal- Andreu, Oscar Trujillo, Shawn Buller, Ximena England, Gaynelle Gosselin, Kate Brennan, Alexis Martinez, and Jennifer Kronenberg Guerra. For more about Karen Peterson and Dancers visit www.KarenPetersonDancers.org. #FloridaStrong #DancingTogether #ArtistSolidarity

"10 great moments in Miami Dance - special, defining, unrepeatable - of the year 2017"

- Orlando Taquechel, ArtBurst 

Karen Peterson Corash’s “curiosity in dance making” has helped her company, Karen Peterson Dancers, thrive for close to 30 years. The organization claims the distinction of being “Florida’s only full-time dance organization that features choreography performed by dancers with and without disabilities.” The EGP supported the dancers’ travel to New York City, where they performed this evocative piece at Judson Memorial Church

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Karen Peterson Corash’s “curiosity in dance making” has helped her company, Karen Peterson Dancers, thrive for close to 30 years. The organization claims the distinction of being “Florida’s only full-time dance organization that features choreography performed by dancers with and without disabilities.” The EGP supported the dancers’ travel to New York City, where they performed this evocative piece at Judson Memorial Church

Miami New Times 

Best of Miami 2019

BEST DANCE COMPANY

In recognition of our studio's incredible talent, Miami New Times' Best of Miami has named Karen Peterson and Dancers 2019's Best Dance Company. Congratulations to our amazingly creative team. Thank you Miami New Times. It is a great honor.

KAREN PETERSON & DANCERS

Karen Peterson and Dancers was founded in1990 and is Florida’s leading company dedicated to integrating professional dancers and students with a range of physical abilities. They have presented an annual season of new work throughout South Florida and have presented their work nationally, from New York to Washington, D.C., and in nine countries, including Brazil, Spain, Ireland, Serbia, Italy, Montenegro and Portugal. In honor of her work, Ms. Peterson has received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the New World School of the Arts, a Bank of America "Cultural Award" from the American Red Cross, and a "Queen of the Arts” Award from the Miami Herald.  The organization also received a 2011 Knight Foundation Award to support inclusive dance in the Miami Dade Schools, a 2017-2019 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant and a 2018 and 2019 NEA Grant to support “Forward Motion” Miami’s annual festival of physically integrated dance. KPD has also sustained ongoing educational and training workshops including working with over 4,000 teens with special needs since 2006. Reviews of the KPD: “A high artistic level for contemporary dance” (El Nuevo Herald), “One of Miami’s cultural treasures” (Miami New Times), “A tour de force, an exquisite and inquisitive look at mixed ability dance…innovative and meaningful", "10 great moments in Miami Dance - special, defining, unrepeatable of the year 2017" (The Miami Herald). www.karenpetersondancers.org

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