Karen Peterson

Performances in Miami and Montenegro. April 1st through 22nd, 2008.

Karen Peterson. Miami Dancers
Karen Peterson’s Dance Troupe presents “Future Memories” at the Excello dance space in April and then travel to Montenegro in May to perform at the Montenegrin National Theatre and teach at the youth disability center in the capital, Podgorica. This is the second part on a Miami / Montenegro Cultural Exchange Project that began with performances by the Ballo Dance Company in Miami in October 2007.

Ms. Peterson’s three wheelchair and five non- wheelchair dancers will premier “Future Memories”, a multi-media work that finds an intimate connection between the eight member dance company and Ms. Peterson’s immediate family. Through the inspiration of home videos, sing-a-long songs, family arguments and finger painting, Ms. Peterson finds the struggles, passion and support of the family similar to that of her dance company.

The four performances will take place on Friday, April 25th at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26th at 4:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday April 27th at 4:00 p.m. Dance artists include ohn Beauregard, Shawn Buller, Marjorie Burnett, Enid Harum – Alvarez, Erin St. John, Carol Kaminsky, Jennifer Smallwood, Jessica Pusceddu.

During the first week of May, Peterson will produce “the 5th Emerging Choreographers Showcase” a venue for local and national young choreographers. Now in its fifth year, the series has provided 30 talented dance makers an intimate venue to display their work. The four performances take place on Friday, May 2nd at 8:00 p.m., Saturday May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday April 27th at 4:00 p.m.

All eight performances take place at the Excello Dance Space, located at 8700 SW 129th Terrace in the Falls Industrial Warehouse area.

For more information, please call: 305.298.5879

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