Our Company creates immersive site-specific dances, interdisciplinary performance installations, and dance films that explore the relationship among body, landscape, and architecture. Our projects inspire an imaginative and sustainable way of looking at, thinking about, and using space. Philadelphia Weekly describes our site-specific work as “poignant,” “stunning,” and “arresting.”
"Tori Lawrence is quickly becoming known in Philly's dance scene for her site-specific installations that explore connections between architecture and choreography."
"Tori Lawrence's choreography, replete with fine articulations and carefully placed tableaux, often resembles a slow-moving sculpture as much as a dance."
LISA KRAUS, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"Tori Lawrence + Co. creates holistic aesthetic experiences, amalgamating many subtle moments into a complete whole that carefully considers all aspects of performance."
KAT SULLIVAN, THINKING DANCE
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2010 and directed by U.S.-based choreographer/filmmaker Tori Lawrence, TL+Co. is a group of collaborating movement artists, musicians, filmmakers, and designers.
We have been awarded prestigious artist residencies and fellowships at USF Verftet (Bergen, Norway). Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (Trondheim, Norway), Brunakra (Sweden), Yaddo (NY), Playa (OR), Chez Bushwick (NYC), Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA), Charlotte Street Foundation (MO), Dance Ireland, Budapest's Workshop Foundation, Middlebury College, Bennington College, Drexel University, and Franklin & Marshall College.
TL+ Co. has been presented nationally and internationally, including three site-specific project commissions by The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Our work has been presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects, Movement Research at the Judson Church, School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, Stockholm Screendance Festival, Screendance Africa, Agite y Sirva Screendance Touring Festival, Dance Films Association, Portland Maine Film Festival, Legion Arts/CSPS, and Cyprus International Film Festival, amongst others.
Our dance films have been funded by New England Foundation for the Arts, Lighton International Artists Exchange Program, Dance Films Association, and Vermont Arts Council.
I examine the inherent spatiality of human life and how we are active participants in the construction of our intimate and global relationships in space. I produce provocative multidisciplinary work that heightens an awareness of how we see, translate, bridge, and compose the inner and outer landscapes of our own being. I want to guide the audience toward an understanding that from spaces, we create, discover, and install places.
TORI LAWRENCE, DIRECTOR-CHOREOGRAPHER