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.
Participants begin with focusing exercises designed to support the experience of looking closely at the space around them as they 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 participants find clarity in the body through contemporary dance technique and work toward an understanding of how these elements relate to the concepts that are at the heart of Laura Peterson’s choreographic process and the resulting dancing.
Dates: June 2nd
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Pre-registration is required
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Laura Peterson is a NYC based choreographer. She is deeply influenced by visual art and her work explores unfixed relationship we have to the body’s limits and the limitlessness of human imagination. Laura has had choreographic residencies and commissions throughout New York and other cities including HERE Arts Center, Queens Museum with Topaz Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and others. Her dances have been presented by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Out-of-Doors, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors among many festivals in the US, and in Argentina, Germany and Poland. She is a 2014 recipient of a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy. Laura has made dances for Hartford Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Drop Dance, and at many universities in the US.
SOAK is supported, in part, by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. SOAK and LEIMAY Ludus Training are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding for LEIMAY’s presenting program is given by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.