Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion makes dance and dance theatre, often translating the poetic and humane within everyday lives into performance. These can be grand spectacles on-site or miniature dances that happen on table tops, as well as more traditional performances on stage. The company of dancers are adept in multiple techniques of movement and performance and span an age-range of five decades, creating a rarely seen dimension of humanity within a dance company.
Recent commissions, residencies and performances include a year long residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, site specifc work commissioned by Rose Kennedy Greenway at the Rings Fountain, at the Hatch Shell with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, commissioner of two works created by PDM to music of Bernstein and Copland; The Yard/Martha's Vineyard (Bessie Shonberg Fellowship), Jacob's Pillow, Gibney NYC, Pontine Movement Theatre/Portsmouth NH, and "Everyday Cabaret" at the Boston Center for the Arts, where the company is a performing artist resident. Peter is the recipient of a Boston Foundation/Aliad Fund "Next Steps" grant, and two Creative City grants from NEFA: the first, a collaboration with immigrant voices with Villa Victoria Cultural Center, and the second, "From Stones to Rainbows: Gay to Queer Lives", in process over 2020, is creating a multi-faceted look at the dialogue among elder and younger LGBTQ+ community.
Artistic Director Peter DiMuro returned to Boston after touring internationally for 15 years, creating work for, performing with and serving as Artistic Director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. His work has been commissioned by major presenters throughout the US, including his intergenerational LGTBQ inspired "Near/Far/In/Out" and "Gumdrops and the Funny Uncle", an alternative to the "Nutcracker" for families of choice, featuring the LGBTQ+ community.
Peter often speaks on dance, as a form of dance literacy and advocates for the field, and as consulted for dance and arts organizations (Ballet Trocadero de Monte Carlo, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble) and corporate clients (Whole Foods). He is also Executive Director of The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA, a 7 studio/2 performance center of creation, study and performance.