We are proud to announce the featured dance companies for Forward Motion 2: September 25 -28, 2019: Step Change Dance, Kinetic Light, Heidi Latsky Dance, Karen Peterson and DancersDancers
"10 great moments in Miami Dance - special, defining, unrepeatable - of the year 2017"
- Orlando Taquechel, ArtBurst
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
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.
KPD performs Warmamas at the historic Judson Church in NYC on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30PM as part of the AIR (Artist in Residence) Program
"Warmamas: a Performance"
Choreographer Karen Peterson Corash's presentation of the full-length multi-media work, “Warmamas: A Performance,” for her physically integrated dance company KPD, in partnership with longtime collaborator video/visual artist Maria Lino. This timely work, inspired by the voices of mothers whose children have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a creative blend of powerful physical movement and moving video imagery.
Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival and Conference:
September 25 - 28, 2019
Scheduled to take place at the Koubek Center-Miami Dade College, and the Miami-Dade County Auditorium from 9/26 -9/28, Forward Motion 2019 includes dance performances from Heidi Latsky Dance, KPD, Kinetic Light and Step Change Studios.