Press

“Peterson succeeds in glorifying the inevitable. People fail. You will fail. This embrace of the universal human experience will likely secure the work a “timeless” badge among Laura Peterson Choreography’s (LPC) growing repertoire.”
Jenny Thompson, Dance Enthusiast

 

“Failure invites us as members of this culture to reassess the ways in which we personalize its narratives of failure and achievement, challenging us to take a more compassionate and measured approach. Perhaps, like its dancers, by accepting our failures or reshaping the stories around them, we may find empowerment and, ultimately, transcendence. “
Emily Cordes, Theater is Easy

 

“Peterson is an artist of the infrastructure, an observer of the banal underpinnings of our sensational, illusory world.”
Danceviewtimes.com

 

“Smart, severe, oddly moving work”
Village Voice

 

“One of my favorite dance events of the past year…. Laura Peterson Choreography’s Forever at DNA. So much that I loved about formal dance in one clean performance.”
Mary Love Hodges DanceResponse.com

 

Full Reviews

Impressions: DIY Dancer review of “Failure” by Jenny Thompson

Theater is Easy review of “Failure” by Emily Cordes

StageBuddy review of “Failure” by Aron Canter

Occupy the Arts blog by Tom Phillips review of “Failure”

Danceviewtimes review of “The Futurist”

Danceviewtimes Review of Wooden: Down To Earth By Tom Phillips

Brooklyn Rail Review of Wooden By L.J. Sunshine

Village Voice Review of Forever. By Deborah Jowitt

Village Voice Review of I Love Dan Flavin By Deborah Jowitt

DanceBeat Review of Wooden: Goodbye to the Green by Deborah Jowitt

Forever By Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

Of Hippies and Bugs By Janet Anderson, Philadelphia City Paper

Dance Enthusiast Article about Laura Peterson By Christine Jowers, danceenthusiast.com

Instinct on Parade By Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

Moving to the Music By Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

Danceviewtimes Review of Wooden: Down To Earth By Tom Phillips

Brooklyn Rail Review of Wooden By L.J. Sunshine

Village Voice Review of Forever. By Deborah Jowitt

Village Voice Review of I Love Dan Flavin By Deborah Jowitt

DanceBeat Review of Wooden: Goodbye to the Green by Deborah Jowitt

Forever By Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

Of Hippies and Bugs By Janet Anderson, Philadelphia City Paper

Dance Enthusiast Article about Laura Peterson By Christine Jowers, danceenthusiast.com

Instinct on Parade By Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

Moving to the Music By Tom Phillips, danceviewtimes

“Dance New Amsterdam was smart to name Laura Peterson as one of its 2007-8 artists in residence”

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

“Peterson’s style, which in the past has often enhanced her wit and comedic sense, has never been what I’d call voluptuous; it has an ungainly allure, with more straight or angled lines than curved ones. She herself (an intriguing performer) can dance like a wild, but tensed-up child, flesh pared down to bone.”

Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

“I’d settle for more choreographers as hip as Laura Peterson”

DanceviewTimes

“Perfectly enchanting.”

Philadelphia City Paper

“Hilarious”

New York Sun

“Chic and amusing…It’s all delightful, sinister fun.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“Ingenious composition”

Buenos Aires Herald

“… extraordinary dancing by feisty, fiercely-committed bleached blond Laura Peterson lit up the stage.”

-Backstage Magazine

“Laura Peterson in a ‘Real Little Lady’ stood on her knees in a stylish red coat, a black pillbox hat and matching gloves. Her non-sequitur monologue was a framework for her to run the gamut of emotions, from cordiality to hysteria.”

-Attitude- The Dancers’ Magazine

“The dance is filled to the bursting with emotion. ‘LoveSong’, choreographed and performed by Laura Peterson, presents with wild sarcasm a hysteria of evilness.”

-Dresdener Neueste Nachrichten

“Peterson’s ‘Chaise Lung’ a wordless meeting of two geeks on a couch, struck the perfect balance between campy high artifice and the grotesque.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer

“…’Crutches’, an ingenious composition by Laura Peterson.”

-Buenos Aires Herald