Awakened Ruins

SITE-SPECIFIC DANCE PERFORMANCE // 40 MINUTES // 2011

"Five female bodies caked in clay, moving to a melancholy score breathed by a violinist and pianist, evoke the sadness and grandeur of spaces eroded by time, the elements and fading memories. Amid a week of events at the Barnes, Awakened Ruins promises to be one of the most poignant moments of all."

​​MICHAEL A. GOLDBERG, PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY​​​​​

 

"Tori Lawrence's choreography, replete with fine articulations and carefully placed tableaux, often resembles a slow-moving sculpture as much as a dance. One breakout moment recalls The Rite of Spring, both in pianist Patrick Fink's rhythms and in the hunkered-down group stomps. Memory, decay, and slow-moving time are rich elements of Awakened Ruins."

​​LISA KRAUS, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER​

PERFORMANCES

Founder's Hall, Girard College (Philadelphia, Sept. 2011)

The Performance Garage (Philadelphia, Oct. 2011)

Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Oct. 2011)

The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, May 2012)

 

CREDITS

choreographer/director: Tori Lawrence

dancers/collaborators: Emily Herchenroether, Christina Knipp, Tori Lawrence, Ashley Lippolis, Pamela Vail

musicians: Christopher Brooks (violin), Patrick Fink (piano), Vicki Brown

costume design: Tori Lawrence & Virginia West

photographer: Craig Harris

LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT OF THE ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE
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