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
Performed by DARRIN WRIGHT, JENNIFER SYDOR, MARION SPENCER, LAURA PETERSON
Sound Design by OMAR ZUBAIR
Costume Design by CHARLES YOUSSEF
Installation by LAURA PETERSON AND JON POPE
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.
The Museum of Modern Art SOLO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Kate Martel in The Futurist: part 2 at University Settlement in New York City in June, 2014.