Britta Joy Peterson

Birtta Joy Peterson, photo by Andrew Ribner

Britta Joy Peterson’s Vinegar Spirit is one part self-portrait and two parts paradoxical performance piece. An amalgamation of hyper-precision and wild abandon, conflict and acceptance, this “solo” is danced by two forms, sound is created by movement, and gendered body parts are masked by costumes that evoke gendered traditions.

Britta Joy Peterson is a choreographer, collaborator and educator. A native of the thriving Minneapolis arts community, BJP is an east-coast-based creative with projects produced at venues such as Dance Place—Washington, DC, Sonics Immersive Media Lab—London, UK, Triskelion Arts—Brooklyn, NY, Imagination Stage—Bethesda, MD, Arts and Society Conference—Paris, FR, Tempe Center for the Arts—Tempe, AZ, Paramount Theatre—St. Cloud, MN, SLSAeu—Basel, Switzerland, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts—Washington, DC, Joe Goode Annex—San Francisco, CA,  iStage at the ASU Synthesis Center—Tempe, AZ. BJP’s current research interests includes the prioritization of macro structure in the choreographic act, design integration, intersections between movement and responsive media, and curricular design for the dynamic arts environment. Currently, BJP is a 2018 DC Commission Arts and Humanities Fellow, is choreographing several new works, regularly teaches across the nation, and is the Director of Dance at American University in Washington DC. She holds her MFA in Dance, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. @__bjp__