Miami's International Physically Integrated Dance Festival and Conference​
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FORWARD MOTION produced by Karen Peterson and Dancers is one of the first festivals and conferences anywhere in the world showcasing groundbreaking physically integrated dance companies and choreography. This groundbreaking contemporary dance form – inclusive of those with and without disabilities, on stage, and in the audience – challenges artistic and societal perceptions of what defines physical beauty, and beautiful movement. 


The third edition of Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival and Conference will take place in Miami in April 2021, and feature some of the best dance companies of any kind, in performance, in discussion and holding workshops. More information coming soon. For highlights of our 2018 and 2019 events SEE HERE


If you are interested in financially supporting Forward Motion 2021 please contact Karen Peterson, Artistic Director at


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Most FORWARD MOTION events will be presented with American Sign Language. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Carol Coombes 786-498-6756, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).