Episode 54: Demystifying the Dance Process

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Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of The Dance Complex and Artistic Director of Peter DiMuro Public Displays of Motion, says there are many reasons to come to movement. He discusses how the act of creating dance brings people together and plays with leadership and followership, essential ideas for working on a team wherever you are – whether in the studio or in a Whole Foods.

Peter DiMuroPeter DiMuro has woven a career as a choreographer, arts administrator, director, teacher, community engager, and performer.  His early works created at the height of the AIDS crisis laid the groundwork for community engaging and socially conscious dance/theatre works throughout his career. His work has for concert stages, theatre and specific sites has been performed world-wide, and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mass Cultural Council, the City of Boston AIR program, Boston Dance Alliance, The Boston Foundation and the Aliad Fund.

He is the Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Complex in Cambridge, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance from Salem State University in May, 2017. He is the 2018 Choreographer in Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion develops dance/theatre works, actively cultivates arts literacy, advocacy and engagement, and consists of a core of intergenerational and diverse and diversely trained performers. Often, PDM invites members of distinct communities to develop dances with the company using creative practice tools and methodology to mine new perspectives from fields beyond the arts, and often breaks the proscenium to bring dance to settings beyond formal stages, including cabaret and museum/gallery settings.  The company is an artist resident of the Boston Center for the Arts and has benefited from Boston Dance Alliance’s Retreat Fellowship.

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