Laura Peterson Choreography



Biography

Laura Peterson Choreography is a New York City based dance company creating work that challenges the limits physicality and redefines performance spaces. Laura’s work is deeply influenced by the visual art of the 1970’s and since 2007, has included visually stunning installations that are developed simultaneously with the choreography. Her work frequently employs repetition, iteration, and mathematical patterns as a means of expanding her concepts. Each dance is an environment, a concept; highly refined and rigorously researched.

Laura Peterson Choreography has had residencies and commissions throughout New York and other cities. She was an Artist In Residence at the HERE Arts Center where her work Wooden was premiered in 2011. Laura received Temple University’s Reflection/Response Commission in 2012, and has created work at the Queens Museum of Art, Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as a Swing Space Artist and created a dance for 28 performers for the Sitelines series at NYC’s River-to-River Festival. Laura has received two Mondo Cane! commissions at Dixon Place in 2007 and 2009. Her choreography has been produced throughout NYC, internationally in Europe and South America, and in the US at venues including Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, and many others. In 2012, she created dances for visual artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits in conjunction with Boise Art Museum and Balance Dance Company. Laura has been commissioned by Pennsylvania Ballet, Hartford Ballet, DROP Dance and has made dances for Princeton University, Hunter College, NYU’s Tisch Dance Department and Lehman College. She teaches dance and improvisation in NYC at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam and currently is a Guest Artist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department at Rutgers University. Laura holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Dance Department and a BFA from University of the Arts. Visit LPchoreography.com for more information about the company.

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/15/2013: Laura Peterson Choreography

Imagine a kaleidoscope's saturated and seamless, dazzling light, perfectly symmetrical and precise in its geometry; endlessly changing. Forever is a quartet performed on a large, luminous white circle to a looped and layered, bumpy vocal score by Lumberob (Rob Erickson). Performed by Michael Ingle, Kate Martel, Laura Peterson, and Jennifer Sydor.

Laura Peterson Choreography