Karen Peterson and Dancers
Excello Dance Space

8700B SW 129th Terrace
Miami, FL 33176-5904

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February 12, 2018

"Warmamas: a Performance"

Choreographer Karen Peterson Corash will present a new 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 pow...

January 2, 2018


2017 was a good year for dance in Miami. The Flamenco Festival allowed us to see Jesús Carmona again, the International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM) survived the hurricane Irma, Dance NOW! Miami traveled to Mexico to present "Bridges Not Walls" and Miami City Ballet (MCB) brought us from Mexico to Katia Carranza. 

South Miami-Dade Cultural A...

Karen Peterson Dancers Dare To Pose Uncomfortable Questions

""Scrutiny" was not a performance to "like." It wasn't built to be "likeable." It was beautifully done, with impeccable lighting by Gary Lund and absolute commitment from all the participants. The performance opened perceptions to alternative ways of doing conventional things. Peterson dares to do things differently. She challenges the d...

The Dance: 
I say yes yes yes to your artistic equivalencies, especially Hugo's Les Miserables and Rodin's Burghers of Calais. I hadn't thought about either piece but your observation (it takes a nerd) is spot on. When the dancers reluctantly moved offstage to the right, there is a resignation in their movements that definitely references the burghers as they march in surrender to save Calais. E...

November 30, 2016

Karen Peterson and Dancers Receives Major Funding For Mixed-Ability Event

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, announced this week that Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD)has been awarded a major grant of $150,000 to launch Forward Motion, an annual integrated dance festival and conference in Miami. KPD is South Florida’s only professional company dedicat...

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