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SAMSARA Trailer 2022.mp4
A new multimedia physically integrated dance work, entitled "Samsara" based on disability, vulnerability and family dynamics, to be premiered at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Black Box, on February 18 and 19, at 8PM, 2022, in collaboration with Karen Peterson Dancers and multimedia artist Maria Lino.
Lost and Found Trailer
Lost and Found, premiered at the Naples Botanical Gardens and at the Pinecrest Gardens Garden in the Spring of 2021 by the seven-member KPD company. The choreography, created by Karen Peterson, was inspired by the loved ones we lost and could not touch and those we held close and would not let go during Covid-19.
Trailer KPD's 30th Anniversary
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 thirty years together and performing online in a virtual event on Sunday, October 18, at 7:00 pm. The leading physically integrated dance company in the Southeast United States, bringing together professional dancers with and without disabilities on the same stage, will join with special invited guests on a program that will allow the dancers to safely perform and audiences to safely experience the performance. Full info and access on their website at www.KarenPetersonDancers.org/Virtual30. 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 and a live post-performance Q&A.
“Exquisite Corpses,” with 20 dancers from across the State of Florida,
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 of 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
LOVE: Untold Stories (work in progress) 4/2019
Choreographer, Karen Peterson and media artist, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriquez, collaborate on their first showing of LOVE in the intimate Excello Dance space. The full premiere will take place in September 2019 at The Forward Motion 2 Dance Festival and Conference in Miami at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.
Judson Memorial Church Performance of "WARMAMAS: a Performance", April 24, 2019
We live in a society that often tries to hide the realities of war – the violence, the destruction and the toll it takes on those who survive. In the full-length work "Warmamas: A Performance", Miami’s acclaimed physically integrated company Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD) tackles the stories of American mothers whose children have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The piece is a full-length multimedia movement and video collaboration with artist Maria Lino based on the oral history project of the same name, directed by Patricia Sowers. The work had its premiere on May 4th and 5th 2018 at Wynwood’s Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. However, the most recent performance took place at the Judson Memorial Church, in New York City, on April 24, 2019.
"Warmamas: a Performance" - May 2018
“Warmamas: a Performance” Premier May 4, 5, 2018 The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse 404 NW 26 Street Miami, FL 33127 Project Concepts Project Concept: Karen Peterson, Maria Lino, Patricia Figueroa Sowers Direction and Choreography in collaboration with the Dancers: Karen Peterson Video Concept, Production & Post-production: Maria Lino Warmamas Founder & Director: Patricia Figueroa Sowers Dance Artists Katherine Brennan, Shawn Buller, Abby Contreras, Martina Tarducci, Oscar Trujillo, Jesus Vidal de Leon Music Collage Nils Frahm, Erik K. Skodvin, Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Rachel’s, Astor Piazzolla