Performance October 13th MoMA @Judson


The Museum of Modern Art
SOLO
Performance and artwork by Laura Peterson

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


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.


 

Paper Room: Fold/Unfold: commissioned work-in-progress

Paper Room: Fold/Unfold

September 21 & 22 @7:30PM

Jamaica Center for the Arts

153-10 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY

This summer Laura Peterson Choreography received a commission and residency from the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning (JCAL) to begin her evening-length dance and installation called Paper Room. Using origami paper-folding techniques with 1300 square feet of bright, white paper the dancers move in staccato cycles of continuous movement while changing the environment throughout the dance.

Paper Room is based around a larger concept – our shared American experience of never really knowing the full story in any situation. It is about half-truths and manipulation of viewpoint. This dance is at the beginning of its development and this is part one: Paper Room: Fold/Unfold. Performed by Nicole Wolcott, Darrin Wright, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, and Laura Peterson. Join us.

Dancer Nicole Wolcott pictured above

Failure (2017)

Failure

breaking the sculpture with Dance Enthusiast quote copyWhat is failure, and how do we deal with it – as individuals, and as communities?

FAILURE is a contemporary dance and visual installation that probes the

national consciousness in 2017 while looking closely at our own private failures.

This is a dance about the overwhelming pressure to win.

Performed by Laura Peterson, Jo-anne Lee, Darrin Wright, and Jennifer Sydor

Production Design: Laura Peterson and Jon Pope

Lighting Designer: Ayumu Poe Saegusa

Costumes: Mary Jo Mecca

 

 

2017 Projects

2017

FAILURE
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

 

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