Karen Peterson and Dancers and Kinetic Light Forward Motion Festival

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Karen Peterson and Dancers and Kinetic Light Forward Motion Festival

Sep 25 - 28, 2019
Starting: 8:00 PM


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Untold Stories combines choreography by Karen Peterson and visuals by media artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez to delve into the multiplicity of ways we experience the most intimate and secretive parts of our lives as human beings.

Kinetic Light’s Under Momentum performed by disabled dancers on and around a set of exquisitely engineered ramps celebrates the joy of being in continuous motion, the allure of speed, and the beautiful futility of resisting gravity torque. Choreography by Alice Walker in collaboration with dancer Laurel Lawson.

Karen Peterson and Dancers was founded in 1990 and is Florida’s leading dance company dedicated to creating and presenting disability artistry with professional dancers and students through the form of physically integrated dance. The organization has presented an annual season of new work throughout South Florida, has presented their work nationally, from New York to Washington, D.C., and in nine countries, including Brazil, Spain, Ireland, Serbia, Italy, Montenegro, Britain, and Portugal. In honor of her work, Ms. Peterson has received multiple choreography awards from the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the New World School of the Arts, a Bank of America "Cultural Award" from the American Red Cross, and a "Queen of the Arts” Award from the Miami Herald. The organization received a 2011 Knight Foundation Award to support inclusive dance in the Miami Dade Schools, a 2017-2019 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant, an NEA Grant and a 2019 Funding Arts Award (FAN). KPD has also sustained ongoing educational and training workshops.