Paper Room at CultureMart on March 22 + 23. HERE Arts Center (NYC)

HERE Arts Center

PAPER ROOM is a new dance and visual art installation by Laura Peterson Choreography presented by HERE Arts CULTUREMART Festival 2019.

145 Avenue of the Americas Entrance on Dominick St. one block south of Spring directions
$15 with CULTUREcard March 22 + 23 @8:30pm


Sound Design by OMAR ZUBAIR

Costume Design by CHARLES YOUSSEF


Using origami paper-folding techniques to create a dynamic, moveable installation, Paper Room engulfs the performance space with 1,200 square feet of constantly shifting white paper. The dancers’ bodies fold and unfold in constant flux as the installation changes from small, angular sculptures to loud, giant glaciers.
This is a workshop performance.

$15 CULTUREcard entitles you to see every Culturemart show. click HERE for tickets

Performance October 13th MoMA @Judson

The Museum of Modern Art
Performance and artwork by Laura Peterson

October 13, 2018 @1:45PM
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square Park

Laura will perform her dance SOLO as part of MoMA’s exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done (through February 3, 2019). SOLO will be performed as part of the public event at Judson Memorial Church – the site of early post-modernist choreographers, artists, and composers who abandoned traditional methods of making dance and by opening the door to radical experimentation remain highly influential to choreographers today. Judson continues to support artists in many ways including the Stuffed Arts program, which presented SOLO in 2016.

About the event:
“Judson Dance Theater Reassembled” is  a day-long presentation and part of MoMA’s “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done” exhibit and event cycle. This program includes films, performances, and discussion- and a free lunch at 1pm.

Admission to the event is free.
More details about this program including schedule at this MoMA calendar link.


2018 Projects

Summer 2018: Commission from Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning for Paper Room

September 21-22
Paper Room: Fold/Unfold
Making Moves Dance Festival
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Queens, NY
This is a work-in-progress.

October 13

Performance of SOLO
The Museum of Modern Art
Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done
Performance is part of a day long event at
Judson Memorial Church in NYC

October 29
HERE Arts 25th Anniversary
“I Love Dan Flavin”
Performances by 25 HERE Artists

November: We will visit CINARS in Montreal and would love to meet up.

2017 Projects


Judson Memorial Church
Jun 29-July 1
New York City

Unititled Collaboration with John Evans, photography and LPChoreography
April 11

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Commissioned student work to be performed this spring at SUNY Brockport and the MFA Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University


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


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.


“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.

The Futurist: part 2 performances at Rutgers University Sept 5 & 6

Laura Peterson Choreography performs The Futurist: part 2 at Rutgers University

September 5 &6 at 7:30PM.
Loree Dance Theater
Information   Tickets

The Futurist: Part 2 is influenced by the multiple manifestos of the early 20th century Futurist Movement. The complex and highly physical choreography reflects the Futurists’ interest in dynamism, speed and the connection of the body to machine while simultaneously expressing the uniquely human experience of imagined possible futures. 

futurist part 2 with Kate


Kate Martel in The Futurist: part 2 at University Settlement in New York City in June, 2014.