KAREN PETERSON AND DANCERS
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
OCTOBER 18, 2020
What do you do when you turn thirty and you are in the middle of a global pandemic? Some people might mourn the end of their youth, while others are excited about becoming full-fledged adults. Some would throw up their hands at a public health crisis that has stopped all live performances, while others would move full force into the virtual space. After having their original anniversary performances canceled this past spring due to COVID-19, Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD) celebrated their own thirty years together and performed online in a virtual event on Sunday, October 18, at 7:00 pm. This virtual program allowed the dancers to safely perform and audiences to safely experience the performance.
The virtual evening began with a live introduction and ended with a live Q&A You will also be able to watch the performance but not participate in the live Q&A on the KPD Facebook @karenpetersondancers and Instagram @karenpdancers pages.
The videos on this program were created specifically for this event, with guest performers from Poland, California, and Florida. Choreographers include Karen Peterson and KPD dancer Oscar Trujillo; video artists include Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez and Heber Siqueiros; guest dancers include JanpiStar from AXIS Dance Company and Dwyane Scheuneman from REVolutions Dance. This performance brought to light a brief retrospective look at the company's three-decade history.