LIVE PERFORMANCE // 60 MINUTES // PREMIERE:: May 12, 2019 (Philadelphia)

DANCE MAGAZINE's video of the month

(July 2019)

"Tori Lawrence + Co. creates holistic aesthetic experiences, amalgamating many subtle moments into a complete whole that carefully considers all aspects of performance. Their latest work, JUNKSPACE, choreographed by Lawrence, was previewed in an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia’s Germantown [...] JUNKSPACE’s sensitive design is an exercise in being, resonating with what is already in the space, and indeed what came before any of us ever set foot in it [...] Another work may have attempted to conquer the warehouse, to resist being swallowed by its magnitude; worse, another work may have ignored it entirely, creating a piece that needed four walls and a floor and nothing more. Yet here, Lawrence’s work communes directly with the space; its strength arises from its acknowledgement of both the physical and energetic states present. JUNKSPACE moves deftly about the building with deference to and camaraderie with the warehouse; all that it once contained and all it has yet to."​



Bodies in Motion Festival, 33 Hawley, Northampton, MA, January 18, 2020 at 7PM


Philadelphia Dance Projects, Christ Church Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA, January 22-23, 2020 at 7PM



BRUNAKRA, Sweden, June 2019


Yaddo Residency Program, New York, December 2018

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation Residency at Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, July-October 2018

Playa Residency Program, Oregon, June 2018

The Iron Factory, Philadelphia, January 2019


Brunakra, Simrishamn, Sweden, June 2019


HG Fetterolf Factory, Philadelphia, PA, May 2019


The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Northampton, MA, March 2019


Philadelphia Dance Projects Budapest/Philadelphia Residency Exchange, Performance Garage, Philadelphia, October 2018

Artist-in-Residence Showing, Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, September 2018

Playa, Oregon, June 2018

Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York City, March 2018

Links Hall, Chicago, October 2017


Franklin & Marshall College, December 2017




Choreographer/Director: Tori Lawrence

Dancers/Collaborators: Ellie Goudie-Averill, Taryn Griggs, Jungwoong Kim, Jenna Riegel

Live Music: Cole Highnam, Seth Wenger

Costume: Kaori Chiappetta

Set Design: Tori Lawrence

Sound Design and Carpentry: Seth Wenger

Rehearsal Director: Ellie Goudie-Averill

Photographer: Johanna Austin

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