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.

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. 

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

Forever at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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November 15th at 6:30PM Watch the archived video here!

Laura Peterson Choreography transforms re-imagines performance spaces to create visually stunning performance environments. At the Kennedy Center the company built in a luminous, white stage and created perfect symmetry for the audience in the Atriun space.

Here’s a peek into the transformation  of the Atrium into a magical luminous kaleidoscope.

Before it began.

 

 

 

 

Together with the Kennedy Center staff our production manager Jon Pope and lighting designer Amanda K. Ringger worked like crazy to create this colorful world.

 

 

 

 Our dress rehearsal

LP teaches modern dance technique in May and now June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Laura for classes in the month of May in New York City.

These very physical technique classes are developed from the point of view that specificity, strength and momentum are paramount to the dance artists’ training. Moments of improvisation are seamlessly blended with precisely designed warm-up compositions. This class culminates in a full-bodied dance phrase.

At Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn:
Int/Adv Contemporary Modern on Thursday, May 22 from 6:30-8:00pm

At Gibney Dance Center 280 Broadway:
Contemporary Forms on Saturday, May 24 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM

NEW CLASSES ADDED:
CONTEMPORARY FORMS AT GIBNEY DANCE CENTER
JUN 2 AND 4
6:30-8PM

Forever. Performance on Saturday October 19th

Join us on October 19th at University Settlement for our company benefit!

Forever.  
Laura Peterson Choreography Benefit Concert

Saturday, October 19th     7:30PM

University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington Street)
New York City
($20-$150)

Performed by Kate Martel, Michael Ingle, Jennifer Sydor & Laura Peterson
Music by Lumberob
Costumes by Mary Jo Mecca

Imagine a kaleidoscope’s saturated and seamless, dazzling light, perfectly symmetrical and precise in its geometry; endlessly changing. This dance is a highly physical, evening length quartet performed to an awkwardly beautiful, looping vocal score by Lumberob.

Links for tickets and more information:

$20 Email us for a reservation: cmbailey818@gmail.com
Pay cash at the door
$50+ these are tax deductible contributions

Here’s a little more about our concert at The Kennedy Center…. 

Forever will be performed in the Atrium space, a giant hall that will be transformed into a performance environment where the audience will be seated around a large and luminous, white, circular stage. In order to bring the most beautiful production possible to this exciting venue we need your participation. Celebrate with us in New York!

This concert directly supports our production expenses at the Kennedy Center.

Calendar 2013

February 5 & 6: The Futurist

Laura Peterson Choreography performs a beautifully produced work-in-progress of The Futurist.
This collaboration with composer Joe Deibes was presented by HERE Arts Center at the Culturemart Festival on February 5 & 6, 2014 at 8:30PM. Check out the video!



2013

We are thrilled to announce our performance at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC! Join us there on November 15, 2013
Check out the video of our performance here!

July 28-August 10: Balance Dance Company
Laura Peterson will travel to Boise, Idaho to perform, teach and choreograph.
Balance Dance Company Professional Training Intensive

Classes in September
Laura Peterson will be teaching contemporary technique at the Mark Morris Dance Center on Friday mornings from 10-12PM in September and the first Friday in October (except 9/20). Come take class and experience the approach to virtuosic dancing and thinking.

October 19: Performance of Forever to celebrate the company in NYC
Save the date for Laura Peterson Choreography’s benefit concert at University Settlement in New York City. Support the company on their way to the Kennedy Center by joining them for a performance of Forever. and a party immediately following.

October 25-30: Old Dominion University
Laura Peterson will travel to Norfolk Virginia to rehearse and teach modern dance students.

November 15: The company performs Forever. at The Kennedy Center
Laura Peterson Choreography performs at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
NEW: watch the archived video of our Kennedy Center debut here. 

Here’s an excerpt from Forever.