The Third Forward Motion Dance Festival Presented by Karen Peterson and Dancers

The Third Forward Motion Dance Festival Presented by Karen Peterson and Dancers

Returning after being canceled in 2020 when performing arts venues were shuttered, the Third Annual Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival & Conference showcases companies, dancers and choreographers who are inclusive of those with and without disabilities, exploring a new terrain of beauty, movement and performance. Produced by Florida’s own groundbreaking physically integrated dance pioneers, Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD), this third event will truly mark the start of South Florida’s reopened performing arts season, and feature some of the best dancers and companies of any kind, in performance, in discussion and holding workshops.

Performances include the Miami premieres of Dancing Wheels’ Company’s Pallas Athena, with choreography by Catherine Meredith, and Odyssey, with choreography by Marc Brew; the Miami premiere of Perky, Quirky, Smirky, from REVolutions Dance, with choreography by Christina Acosta; the Miami premiere of Remember When, a solo featuring Jesus Vidal de Leon, choreography by Marc Brew; and a new restaging of KPD’s Lost and Found, choreography by Karen Peterson, video by Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez. For more information, visit

Following the recent CDC guidelines, Miami-Dade County is requiring masks to be worn inside all county facilities regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are required to wear a face mask (properly covering nose and mouth) when attending indoor performances at MDCA. Disposable face masks will be provided upon request.

More details about our Health & Safety Measures can be found here:

Teens and young adults ages 13-22 can buy tickets for $5 using the Get Tickets button below. With the purchase of one $5 ticket for someone within the age range, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for an individual of any age to join them.

Regular priced tickets for all other ages available at