Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Peter DiMuro


PETER DIMURO

PeterDiMuroLG.jpgGuest Director of Dance is the Answer (2012)

Peter DiMuro, as a choreographer, director, teacher, facilitator and arts practitioner, has woven a career over a 30 year span bridging classical, postmodern, social forms and jazz styles while splicing theatre and text, image and movement into works that reveal extraordinary and humane aspects of the people inhabiting his work. He has received numerous commissions, including Kennedy Center’s “Something Different Series” and Boston Ballet II. He has also been a visiting teaching artist in numerous college dance programs, including American University, Tulane University, American College Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival. DiMuro possesses a teaching style known for developing effective and creative unions of seemingly disparate groups and mixes of artists and non-artists, involving subject matter of wide ranging social concern and their evolutions over time. The challenges facing families and HIV/AIDS awareness was explored in the repertory of his Boston based company, Peter DiMuro Associates (1990-2000) and deepened through his fifteen-year collaboration in the processes of Liz Lerman, first as a performer and then his tenure as Producing Artistic Director of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (1993-2008). He currently serves as the Director of Dance Metro/DC.

Peter DiMuro is the choreographer of The Thirteenth Step: La Film Noir. He is committed to reconstructing the dance and conducting the creative process workshops associated with the dance. His hands-on involvement in both components of the project highlights the relevance of the choreographic process to the reconstruction of the dance.