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FIRST LOOK: Laura Peterson's "Paper Room: Fold/Unfold"

FIRST LOOK: Laura Peterson's "Paper Room: Fold/Unfold"


Laura Peterson


Jamaica Center for the Arts 153-10 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY


Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:30pm daily through September 22, 2018



Laura Peterson

Laura Peterson Choreography's
Paper Room: Fold/Unfold
Choreographed by Laura Peterson
Performed by Nicole Wolcott, Darrin Wright, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, and Laura Peterson

September 21 & 22 @7:30PM

Part of Making Moves Dance Festival 2018
Jamaica Center for the Arts
153-10 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY

$10 – click here to purchase


Laura Peterson Choreography is bringing the first NYC work-in-progress showing of their new piece Paper Room performed at the Making Moves Dance Festival at the Jamaica Arts Center.

Inspired by the origami paper-folding techniques, Paper Room will be a dance and visual art installation in which a large collapsible paper structure obscures parts of the complex choreography placed in the performance space. Over the course of the show, the paper installation gradually condenses into a smaller, angular sculpture revealing the reality of the dancers on the other side. Like the installation itself, the bodies are folding and rearranging in complicated patterns, in constant flux, inviting the viewers to consider how much of what we see is “true” or “real” – and how we make that determination.

For Making Moves Festival, the artist decided to choose two elements with which to experiment: working on movement material and the idea of obstructing the audience's view for a portion of the performance as a way to learn about the experience of not knowing the "whole story".

Photo by Laura Peterson.

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