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 tim...

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 presen...

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 o...

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 righ...

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 Forw...

November 29, 2016

Winning Arts Challenge Ideas Celebrate the Overlooked Miami

I’m a Miami native and I love this place. I don’t know where the moniker “Magic City” originates, but I see the magic in the pink clouds at sunset, in the steam rising off of cortaditos, and even in the symphon...

After a fall from a stilt-house porch left him paralyzed, John Beauregard couldn't bare the looks he received from people when he was confined to his wheelchair. For the first 17 years after his spinal cord injury, Beauregard constantly felt embarrassed.

Then he joined...

It was a joy to read the May 12 article, Dance that crosses physical and geographic boundaries. On opening night, I was wowed by a performance of Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD). The Miami/Lisbon Dance Exchange was profoundly intense and meaningful.

It’s not enough to...

May 12, 2016

Miami dance company Karen Peterson and Dancers will close its 26th season this weekend with a series of premieres as well as collaborations with two of Portugal’s leading dance companies: Amalgama Companhia de Danca and Plural. These groups, like Peterson’s, are commit...

May 11, 2016

Marjorie Burnett is one of the founding members of Karen Peterson and Dancers, a mixed-ability dance company in Miami.

Burnett has cerebral palsy, and in the latest piece she’s rehearsing  she wants to challenge how people look at her because she’s in wheelchair.

“I want...

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