BEING HERE Workshop – Oct 18, 2020

BEING HERE: A workshop offering strategies and skills for holding space for ourselves and others in this increasingly virtual world. ⁠⁠Inertia DeWitt, Mental Health Professional and Healing Arts Practitioner, and Britta Joy Peterson, Dance Place Artist in Residence, share strategies for holding space in a time where space is, well, spacey. Springing from BJP’s research… Read More

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Meet the Artists in Residence Sept 24 – 25, 2020

A virtual introduction in incoming Artists in Residence Britta joy Peterson and Tariq Darrell O’Meally. We’ll be sharing our work and chatting with outgoing Dance Place AIR Sarah Beth Oppenheim. FREE Live broadcast Thursday September 24, 2020 Rebroadcast Friday September 25, 2020 Broadcast information here

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BASE GROOVE at Dance Place Sept 9 – Oct 21

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30⁠ EST Virtually through Dance Place Sliding scale, $5 and up⁠ Sign Up for Class Rooted in rhythm, we physicalize the pulse inherent within the diverse lineage and impact of jazz music and movement. While honoring traditional jazz music and steps, we situate the practice within our current bodies, focusing on quality, style, connection and… Read More

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SEEKING DANCERS FOR NEW WORK – Audition Virtually by April 22

BJP is casting a new project, set to premiere at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts October 2020. The project is an audience-absorbing interface for dance and music, light and space, individual and community, and intimacy and grandeur. With a 16-person ensemble of dancers and musicians who perform within, alongside, and surrounding the audience, the… Read More

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BJP at Colloquium: Creativity & Innovation for Social Healing & Restorative Justice – Nov 2, 2019

At the beginning of next month you’ll find me at the American University College of Arts and Science Colloquium: Creativity & Innovation for Social Healing & Restorative Justice. I’m currently re-staging an excerpt of  2018’s “Resolute” as the day’s opening performance and co-teaching a workshop, “Embodied Reframing: Practical Tools that Reframe Space in Order to Reframe Conversations”… Read More

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2020-2022 Artist in Residence at Dance Place

Britta Joy Peterson is thrilled to be stepping into a new creative home as a 2020-2022 Artist in Residence (AIR) at Dance Place in Washington, DC! The Artist in Residence program at Dance Place is “committed to supporting two Washington, DC-area based artists over the course of two years through presentation opportunities, direct financial support,… Read More

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BJP performing in “INTO AND OUT OF” – Oct 18-19, 2019

Are you in the DC area this weekend? This Friday and Saturday, I will be performing in Ann Sofie Clemmensen’s new work “IN TO AND OUT OF” at the Kennedy Center. The work transports audience members through various spaces in Kennedy Center’s newest building, The REACH. I have loved dancing with the powerhouse cast of… Read More

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Excerpt of “And Now, or Hold Me” in NJ – June 8, 2019

Join us for a special excerpted performance of “And Now, or Hold Me” at the Smush Gallery in Jersey City! This excerpt, titled “Dylan”, zooms in on the landscape of authenticity for one performer, and the ability to generate the holding of space between flesh, and the space that is flesh, between audience and performer.… Read More

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Support BJP’s 2019-20 season!

I’ve just launched a campaign to raise funds for the development, production and performance of three dances on two continents! I dance, and make dances, because it is the most natural meeting of the two things I care about most – movement and people. The dances I make, and the people I make them with, are… Read More

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“And Now, or Hold Me” showing in NYC Wed May 8, 2019

Join us for a work in process showing of “And Now, or Hold Me”. A collaboration between Britta Joy Peterson, Sergio Guerra Abril and Dylan Lambert, this project is the latest installment of BJP’s relational duets. In process since January of 2019, “And Now, or Hold Me” pulls apart the relationship between self and space,… Read More

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