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2018 – 2019
2017 – 2018
2016 – 2017
2015 – 2016
S 18 -19

SEASON 2018 - 2019



Forward Motion presents UNTOLD STORIES by Dance & Karen Peterson Dancers & UNDER MOMENTUM by Kinetic Light

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00pm - Miami-Dade County Auditorium


Untold Stories combines choreography by Karen Peterson and visuals by media artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez to delve into the multiplicity of ways we experience the most intimate and secretive parts of our lives as human beings. Under Momentum by Kinetic Light celebrates the joy of being in continuous motion, the allure of speed, and the beautiful futility of resisting gravity.

Forward Motion presents Workshops: “The Underscore” - Finding Your Way Into Difference by Karen Peterson and Dancers

Koubek Center – Miami Dade College, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, 33135 - Friday, September 27 | 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Based on Nancy Stark Smith’s the “underscore”, Karen Peterson and Dancers will take you on a journey that will allow you to deepen your connection, focus and physical sensation with yourself and with others. By exploring movement inside your skin, you will learn to release any tension into your support base as we rise and fall alone and with others. Touch, attraction and repulsion will be our guide through the different sensations of skin, muscles and bones. By concentrating on the ledges and crevices of the skeleton as a way to connect, support, release and take weight you will deepen your authentic self with fellow dancers. This workshop provides new skills for a choreographer, dancer or teacher to develop movement directives for your students or to create choreography. KPD will offer adaptable ideas to expand your knowledge when you work in the field of dance. There is no right or wrong way, only an open mind of possibility.


Forward Motion presents 2nd Annual Forward Motion Conference - Opening Remarks & Welcome by Karen Peterson Corash, Artistic Director
and Founder of Karen Peterson and Dancers.

Forward Motion presents 2nd Annual Forward Motion Conference - Panel 2 - Arts, Advocacy and the Future of PI Dance

Koubek Center – Miami Dade College, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, 33135 -  Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:15 PM​

Featuring Rashmi Becker (Founding Director, Step Change Studios), Alice Sheppard (Artistic Director, Kinetic Light) and Dwayne Scheunemann (Co-Founder/ Dancer REVolutions Dance / Guest Artist KPD). Moderated by Karen Peterson,  Artistic Director, Karen Peterson and Dancerss.

An international view of Integrated Dance. What are the similarities and differences between the UK and the USA? How does advocacy shape the field? When and how can dance be used as a political or social tool?

Followed by Q&A

Forward Motion presents 2nd Annual Forward Motion Conference - The Miami/London Dance Exchange Preview Performance

Koubek Center – Miami Dade College, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, 33135 -  Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30 PM to 8 PM

Presented by Karen Peterson and Dancers and Step Change Studios as part of Miami-Dade County's International Cultural Exchange Program.

Followed by Q&A

Forward Motion presents 2nd Annual Forward Motion Conference - Meet & Greet Reception for All Attendees

Koubek Center – Miami Dade College, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, 33135 -  Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM 

Meet & Greet Reception for all attendees.

APRIL 2019

KPD performs "LOVE: Untold Stories" 

Excello Dance Space - 8700 SW 129th Terrace, Miami, FL 33176 - April 5, 6 & 7, 2019

S 17 -18

SEASON 2017 - 2018


Forward Motion presents AXIS Dance Company plus REVolutions Dance & Karen Peterson Dancers

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00pm - Miami-Dade County Auditorium

As part of Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival, the evening features AXIS Dance Company in the South Florida Premiere of The Reflective Surface, which starts with a ballet foundation and transforms it with quirky kineticism, with choreography by Sacramento Ballet's Artistic Director Amy Seiwert; and the South Florida Premiere of Radical Impact, with choreography by AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew, in collaboration with JooWan Kim of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj, that explores what it means to be human through music and movement. The evening will also include shorter works from REVolutions Dance and Karen Peterson and Dancers.

Forward Motion presents Workshops: Candoco Dance Company

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11am & 3pm - The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

Forward Motion presents Candoco Dance Company

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8pm - Miami Dade County Auditorium

Forward Motion presents Workshops: AXIS Dance Company

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11am & 3pm - The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

Forward Motion presents Moving In: Intersecting Disability, Sexuality, Race, Religion, Ethnicity & Gender

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7pm - The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

Forward Motion Conference

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 3pm - The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

Forward Motion presents Opening Event & Reception

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7pm - The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

MAY 2018

"Scrutiny: The World Gone Astray"

Miami-Dade Auditorium - Black Box, 2901 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33135, May 11 and 12 

"Warmamas: A Performance"

Miami Light Box, 404 NW 26th Street, on Friday, May 4 and Saturday May 5, at 8 pm

APRIL 2018

"Colors in Motion"
Miami Senior High School Auditorium,  2450 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33135, April 27th at 10 am

S 16 -17

SEASON 2016 - 2017


OCTOBER 2016 (3 events, 4 performances, 1500 audience members)


University of South Florida “A New Definition of Dance” workshop/ guest speaker by KPD

Friday, October 22, 2016, USF Theatre 2, 9 AM, 3829 Holly West, Tampa, 33620


Daniel Lewis Dance Showcase – New World School of the Arts, 25 NE 1st Street, Miami, Saturday, October 22ND, 3 PM and 8 PM


A New Definition of Dance Showcase – Wednesday, October 25 at 10 and 11:30AM, Joseph Caleb Cultural Arts Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, 33142


DECEMBER 2016 (3 events, 3 performance collaborations with national artists, 500 audience members)


On Display and Traffic Jam with Miami Dade Live, Freedom Tower and Miami Dade Community College 3, 2016 at 1 and 4 PM. A performance installation created by Heidi Latsky (NYC) plus KPD with community dancers and Steve Parker’s Traffic Jam co-sponsored by MDC.


“Wheel Chair of Fortune Holiday Fundraiser” at Excello Dance 8700 SW 129th Terrace

excerpts of new work presented by Katrina Weaver, Karen Peterson, Juan Maria Seller and local dance makers with holiday cocktails and appetizers in an intimate space. Saturday, December, December 10th at 8 PM


MARCH 2017 (3 events, 2 performances, I video lecture, 500 audience members)


“The 11th Talent Showcase, Dance for All”  - Friday, March 3, 2017, at 10 AM, facilitated by the KPD team teachers and 200 teens students with special needs at the Miami Sr. High School, 2450 SW 1st Street, Miami, Fl. 33135


“Humanism in Medicine”- Monday, March 6 at 10 AM at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, for 250 Medical students, video/lecture by Karen Peterson


“Knight Foundation”- small performance/video on Thursday, March 23rd at 6 PM at Excello, 8700 SW 129th Terrace, for 50 attendees, facilitated by Lisa Palley from Knight Foundation



APRIL 2017 (3 event performances, 1000 audience members)


City of Miami, Parks and Recreation, Sandra DeLucca Development, performance at Manuel Artime Center, Friday, April 7th at 8 PM


“Dance Performance for Springboard’s 2017 Disability Matters Conference & Awards Gala”. Wednesday, April 29th at 1 PM at Florida International University North Campus Kovens Cultural Center for 250 National Corporate Executives


The Miami/Vienna Dance Exchange, April 28th at Arts Community Center in Vienna, 3 KPD dancers and 2 Vienna Artists in SCRUTINY



MAY 2017 (2 events, 4 performances, 1250 audience members)



“All Kids Included” – Saturday, May 6th at 1 Pm and 3 PM at South Dade Cultural Arts Center, two performances and workshops for all ages, 10950 SW 211 Street, Miami, 33189

The Miami / Vienna Dance Exchange, May 11, 12 at 8 PM, A collaboration with MAD (Vienna) and KPD (Miami), also “SCRUTINY” a new collaboration with video artist Maria Lino and choreographer Karen Peterson, Katrina Weaver and Juan Maria Seller (Miami) at Miami Dade County Auditorium.​

S 15-16

SEASON 2015 - 2016




September 25th, Celebration with Miami Dade’s ADA laws produced by Miami Dade County Council of the Arts


KPD in a performance of Full Circle, with Q and A from audience and company members and lecture demo presented at the ADA conference by the Miami Dade Dept of Cultural Affairs, Arscht Center Black Box. 


Karen and Juan showcase three VSA sites after intermission in the same space (Sunrise Center - (Karen) and United Cerebral Palsy Center plus Easter Seals (Juan)





October 15, 16th, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – TAMPA (“Full Circle”)

Workshops (on the 15th) and performance  (16th)



Building 1 – 2ND LEVEL THEATRE   (“Full Circle”) plus (Give and Take) and parts of (GRIT) lecture-demo and Q and A to celebrate ADA anniversary AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE







December 12, 2015  - An outdoor performance at the Woody Stock Festival on KEY BISCAYNE by six KPD company members.


December 19, 2015  - A 45-minute work created by Juan Maria Seller processed through the contact improvisational Wednesday night workshop. The cast included ten community dance artists, five with disabilities at EXCELLO 8700 SW 129TH Terrace.


MARCH 2016

March 11th at 10AM 10TH YEAR TALENT SHOWCASE PROGRAM for 20 weeks at 15 schools – final performance

on Friday, March 11th at Miami Senior High School


MARCH 31st – April 9th - travel to Lisbon, Portugal for collaboration with Amalgama and Plural Dance Company to create a new work for KPD and Lisbon dance artists

APRIL 2016


April 16th at 4PM National Water Dance Day

at Deering Estate directed by Dale Andree, 40 dancers and musicians, the Cutler Bay Middle School students and KPD

MAY 2016

May 11, (tech) 12, 13 8pm – performance at Miami Dade County Auditorium

Miami/ Lisbon Dance work entitled “Identity” plus new “mixed-ability” Work by Juan Maria seller and Katrina Weaver. Also one the programs, a new commission by choreographer Pioneer Winter with wheelchair dance artist, Marjorie Burnett.

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