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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 company’s latest endeavor, “Warmamas,” is a multimedia dance piece exploring the narrative...

September 24, 2019

For the second year, the Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference, presented by Karen Peterson and Dancers, takes flight in Miami, bringing renowned dance companies from all over the world.

Fans new to dance performances featuring artists with disabilities might figure they know exactly what to expect. But all they should expect is to be astonished.

“Audiences will be ama...

June 19, 2019

A lot of people talk the talk, but Karen Peterson & Dancers walks the walk as a full-time dance organization that features choreography performed by dancers with and without disabilities. Peterson — KPD's founder, president, and artistic director — didn't start out as an activist per se, but she always believed that all individuals should have the right to physically express themselves and the o...

Although I use a wheelchair, dance is an essential part of who I am. I communicate and express myself through movement to tell stories about being human, about who we are.

I have always felt a need to dance and create work for dancers and that need has taken me all over the world, including Miami next week. My ensemble, AXIS Dance Company, will be part of the Forward Motion Physically Integrated...

The definition of inclusive: Including the specified extremes or limits as well as the area between them.

“Inclusive dance has taken a huge step in artistic recognition on a national and international level over the last 30 years because of the giant leaps in dance training and choreography.” says Karen Peterson of Karen Peterson and Dancers.

To that end, the Forward Motion Festival, the first enc...

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