2016 Performances/Residency/Installation

2016 Calendar

Performances

Solo
December 7 @8PM
Stuffed
Judson Memorial Church, NYC

November 4 @7:30PM
Dollop. Curated by Subcircle
MAAS Space
Phialdelphia, PA

October 11 @7PM
Work-in-Progress Performance
Marble House Project
Dorset, VT

Forever.
April 13 @7:00PM
Wish Theater
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine

April 19 @8:00PM
Pfleeger Concert Hall
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ

get up.
February 6 @7:30PM
FAB! (Franco-American-Bates)
Lewiston, Maine

Artistic Residency
Sept 26-October 14
Marble House Project
Dorset, VT

Visual Installation: Paintings
May 23
HERE Arts Center
Gala 2016
City Winery and HERE Arts Center,
NYC

Summer Fundraiser 2015

Hello Friends and Art Lovers,

Laura Peterson Choreography needs your support today!  We are premiering a new work called Atomic Orbital next month. We need to raise $5000 and we are already on way.

Here’s what happened… (all good things) Our summer calendar got really busy, really quickly and we have a funding gap!  We are reaching out to our community and donors with this fundraiser. Join us and make the rest of our summer a success by making a tax-deductible contribution right now.

Just click here to learn more

THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY HAS COME TO US! 

August 27-30 @ HERE Art Center in NYC
What an opportunity. HERE is one the best arts organizations in the city and I am honored to be part of their calendar and to premiere Atomic Orbital, learn about this dance below. Our productions are supported by our presenters, but we need your contributions to support the artists involved. We are on the way, but still need to raise an additional $5,000 to get through August 30th.

 

Video of The Futurist: part 2 at the Garner Arts Festival

This was a great performance space for The Futurist: part 2.

The bright light and raw space amplified the shifts from dancing with total abandon, to strict formalism, to tense duets with tangled microphone cord. “The Futurist: part 2″ thrives in a gallery environment.

Performed by Laura Peterson, Jennifer Sydor, Kate Martel and Meghan Frederick

Curated by Jonathan Shorr

 

“Il Futuro” a new solo premieres at the SOAK Festival on June 12 and 13 at 8PM

Il Futuro

What will happen one second from now?
Il Futuro explores the illusion of the present moment and the quickly planned future, iteration, brightness, and dancing in total darkness.
In early winter 2014, Peterson made this dance and film to force herself to examine her relationship to the immediate choices she makes and her imagined body 20 years from now. 

laura dances at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy in December 2014

Continuous Dancing with Laura Peterson on June 2 @ 6:30PM

Join me for a special workshop at the SOAK Festival on Tuesday , June 2. 3 hours of Improvising, making movement, big dancing and a little on choreographic strategy.

Join me for a special workshop at the SOAK Festival on Tuesday , June 2.
3 hours of Improvising, making movement, big dancing and a little on choreographic strategy.

This workshop is highly physical and blends full-bodied and dynamic movement with elements of improvisation to create a sense of continuity, athleticism and detailed dancing.

Participants begin with focusing exercises designed to support the experience of looking closely at the space around them as they simultaneously bring awareness to the body’s internal systems and small continuous movements that connect the outside with the inside. With this awakened state, the dancing becomes fuller as participants find clarity in the body through contemporary dance technique and work toward an understanding of how these elements relate to the concepts that are at the heart of Laura Peterson’s choreographic process and the resulting dancing.

Technique classes with Laura Peterson: video and class description

BIG, SMART DANCING
PRECISE AND ATHLETIC

An intermediate workshop offered for universities and festivals:
Continuous Dancing:

This workshop is highly physical and blends full-bodied and dynamic movement with elements of improvisation to create a sense of continuity, athleticism and detailed dancing. 
We begin with focusing exercises designed to support the experience of looking closely at the space around us as we simultaneously bring awareness to the body’s internal systems and small continuous movements that connect the outside with the inside. With this awakened state the dancing becomes fuller as we both find clarity in the body through bold contemporary dance technique and work toward an understanding of how these elements relate to the concepts that are at the heart of Laura’s choreographic process and the resulting dancing.  Full-bodied, athletic, precise, powerful movement.

Laura Peterson has taught dance technique, improvisation and composition at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for 3 years. She has taught at Marymount Manhattan College, Princeton University, Lehman College, Rowan University and created dances for students in repertory classes including NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department, Hunter College and Balance Dance Company Professional Training Intensive. In New York City, she has taught at Dance New Amsterdam Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center and 100 Grand Dance.
Laura is available to dance at festivals and gives master classes while on tour.

This video features students of the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University,
Fall semester, 2014. Music excerpt: Juana Molina.

Performance Calendar 2014

Wooden Part 2 Laura Peterson Choreography

Calendar 2014:

The Futurist: part 1
HERE Arts Center, NYC
February 5 & 6

The Futurist: part 2
University Settlement, NYC
June 11-13

The Futurist: part 2
Rutgers University, Loree Theater, New Brunswick, NJ
September 5 & 6

Bogliasco Fellowship  and Residency
Bogliasco, Italy
November 21-December 21