Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series will present Laura Peterson’s choreography Interglacial on February 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the HCC Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here. Performances are free to HCC students, faculty, and staff.
Interglacial is a new multidisciplinary dance work through which choreographer Laura Peterson explores the pressing subject of climate change, inspired by the minimalist geometric art and Land Art of the 1960s and 1970s. A dance installation and visual art, Interglacial is about deep time and the dynamics of nature that is designed to create space for reflection on human impacts on the arctic region of earth and to encourage climate activism. In the piece, four dancers manipulate a set made entirely of paper, transforming a landscape of ice into huge sculptures and becoming a tsunami that invades the stage.
“In Interglacial, I try to understand the devastating effects humans have had on our environment,” said Open Arts Studio choreographer and artistic director Laura Peterson. “I explore the intersection of the human body with landscapes and non-human phenomena. This work particularly emphasizes the qualities of time, from the hyperspeed of the digital world to the impossibly slow movements of a glacier through a continent, as it drives rocky material out to sea.”
Laura Peterson is a New York-based dance artist who creates works that challenge the boundaries of physicality and reframe performance spaces. Influenced by the visual art of the 1970s, she simultaneously creates visually striking installations and rigorous choreography. His performances have included large-scale paintings, 1,000 square feet of living lawn, 16-foot-tall paper sculptures, and other giant structures. Recently, she performed her work SOLO as part of the Judson Dance Theatre: The Work Is Never Done exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Peterson’s work has also been shown in the United States at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out and internationally in Europe and Argentina.
Laura has received residencies and commissions over the past ten years, including the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). She was the recipient of a 2014 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship in Italy and a 2016 Marble House Project Residency. Her work has been commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Queens Museum of Art, and she was awarded the Reflection /Response Commission supported by Temple University, et al. Laura has created two works for Nick Cave’s Soundsuits with the Balance Dance Company and the Boise Art Museum, and repertoire for Pennsylvania Ballet and Hartford Ballet.
Click here for more manufacturing information. Performances are in person and seating is limited. All tickets are $15.00. Tickets are free for HCC students, faculty and staff. Additional ticketing information and a link to purchase can be found here. Masks are expected. The Mainstage Theater is in the Performing Arts Building on the Ybor City Campus. It is located at 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605