Peter DiMuro has woven a career as a choreographer, director, teacher, arts practitioner/engager and performer. His Performance Associates and his fifteen-year collaboration, including 5 years as Artistic Director, with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, laid the foundation for his current creative umbrella, Public Displays of Motion, a company that develops dance/theatre works and cultivates arts literacy, advocacy and engagement.
Peter’s work has toured internationally an
d been commissioned by leading presenters, including The Kennedy Center/DC, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center/MD, Dance Place/DC, Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, AURAS Dance/Lithuania, The Boston Conservatory and Point Park University. He directed seminal projects for Dance Exchange, including “The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Project” and the 17-city tour of the “Hallelujah Project”.
Peter pulls from eclectic sources in movement classes, adapting modern and somatic techniques along with improvisation structures based in both theatre and dance. The ideas that we can be rigourously technical and human at the same time; that we are in constant states of choice and that we can be actively engaged in teaching ourselves come to play.
Since returning to Boston after a 20 year absence, PDM has received support from a Boston Center for the Arts residency program, the Boston Dance Alliance Residency and Retreat Fellowship and The Dance Complex, for which he is Executive Director. His company will be in residence at the BCA beginning in 2015 for a multi-year programming relationship.
He received an MFA in Dance from Connecticut College under Martha Myers; a BFA in Theatre from Drake University, with early study with Sally Garfield, and continued study in New York, Boston and at the American Dance Festival most notably with Gerri Houlihan