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...

May 11, 2016

Contemporary dance has a way of showing us how harmoniously encompassing art can be. That’s what South Florida’s mixed-ability dance troupe Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD), together with Portuguese counterparts Amalgama Companhia de Dança and Plural | Núcleo de Dança...

Mixed-Ability Dancers Have True Grit

I had to look up the word Grit, the title of the recent piece presented by Karen Peterson and Dancers. It’s not that I didn’t know what the word meant, but wondered how it was to be put to use in a dance piece. Struggle, the fight fo...

May 13, 2014

Months in the making, Karen Peterson and Dancers' latest work, GRIT, debuts in its entirety this Thursday and Friday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

The defining piece touches on the human experience, and is intended to showcase the strength of the renowned mi...

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