Dance Lecture-Demonstration by Tori Lawrence
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Choreographer/filmmaker Tori Lawrence will give a presentation about her work.
Tori Lawrence is a choreographer/filmmaker and the current Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer at Middlebury College. She creates immersive site-specific performances, interdisciplinary installations, and digital/analog screendance projects. Her environmentally-based work inspires an imaginative and sustainable way of looking at, thinking about, and using space. Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, including three site-specific performance commissions by the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, where she created “Holding Place,” an evening-length work created in response to the architecture of the Barnes’ new Philadelphia campus. In 2018, she was awarded a Lighton International Artists Exchange grant to fund her recent screendance project in Skåne, Sweden. Her work has been awarded artist residencies and fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, Ucross Foundation, Dance Films Association, Franklin & Marshall College, Charlotte Street Foundation, Dance Ireland, and Budapest's Workshop Foundation. Her current site-adaptive performance project "JUNKSPACE" is being commissioned and presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects, the School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, Northampton's Bodies in Motion Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. Lawrence received her BA from Franklin and Marshall College and her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship.