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.

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