KAREN PETERSON AND DANCERS
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OCTOBER 18, 2020
What do you do when you turn thirty and you are in the middle of a global pandemic? Some people might mourn the end of their youth, while others are excited about becoming full-fledged adults. Some would throw up their hands at a public health crisis that has stopped all live performances, while others would move full force into the virtual space. After having their original anniversary performances canceled this past spring due to COVID-19, Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD) will instead now be celebrating their own thirty years together and performing online in a virtual event on Sunday, October 18, at 7:00 pm. The evening will include special invited guests. This virtual program will allow the dancers to safely perform and audiences to safely experience the performance.
The virtual evening will begin with a live introduction and end with a live Q&A with participating artists that audiences can participate in by signing up for the Zoom event HERE. You will also be able to watch the performance but not participate in the live Q&A on the KPD Facebook @karenpetersondancers and Instagram @karenpdancers pages.
The event is free but a "Virtual Ticket" $10 suggested donation can be made HERE. If you would like to donate a larger amount, with anyone donating $100 or more to support Karen Peterson and Dancers being acknowledged as event underwriters, you can donate HERE.
Works on the program, most created specifically for this event, will be world premieres of new dance video pieces set on KPD dancers as well as guest performers from Poland, California and Florida. Choreographers include Karen Peterson and KPD dancer Oscar Trujillo; video artists include Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez and Heber Siqueiros; and guest dancers include JanpiStar from AXIS Dance Company and Dwyane Scheuneman from REVolutions Dance. There will also be a brief retrospective look at the company's three-decade history.