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.
Living Catalogue is visual installation and live performance that asks how much dance can be contained in a gallery setting.
Laura Peterson will present her work at a pop-up gallery space. The works on view include Failure (2017), Paper Room (in development for 2020) and SOLO (2016). Dances run throughout the day. Visual art pieces are also on view.
These recent performances include Laura’s use of large pieces of paper as a medium to express her interest in the intersection of the materiality of the body and the physical world. Laura’s tactile environments are dynamic and, like the dancers, are in constant flux. These three pieces track Laura’s recent works with paper, showing the unfolding of large-scale origami, moving paintings, or demolition of sculptural pieces.
Performed by Darrin Wright, Sara Procopio, Jennifer Sydor, and Laura Peterson
Take the F train to 2nd Avenue.
Exit on the1st Avenue side of the station, and follow the signs for Allen and Houston.
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.
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.
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.