JUNKSPACE​​

SITE-ADAPTIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE  

2019

"JUNKSPACE" is an evening-length site-adaptive performance that features dancers Ellie Goudie-Averill, Taryn Griggs, Jungwoong Kim, Jenna Riegel and live music by Cole Highnam and Seth Wenger. 

"Lawrence’s work communes directly with the space; its strength arises from its acknowledgement of both the physical and energetic states present."​

THINKING DANCE

PROGRESS​​

LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR THE STAGE

2016

"Progress" is a 25-minute retrofuturistic performance for the stage that incorporates digital media projection and a large-scale all white set.  It features two dancers and live music by an experimental rock band.

HOLDING PLACE

LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR MUSEUMS 

2012 & 2015

"Holding Place" is a 40-minute site-specific performance piece, commissioned by the Barnes Foundation and made specifically for the Barnes' Annenberg Court. It features four dancers and live musicians Bing & Ruth (a 7-piece ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY).  The piece can be adapted for other museum and gallery spaces.

FIELD MADE WHITE

LIVE SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

2016

Set in the historic Johnson County Poor Farm and Asylum located in Iowa City, the multimedia piece involves five dancers, one live musician, 16mm film projection, and video installation. Using the multiple buildings and vast landscape of the abandoned farm, the piece guides a traveling audience into re-experiencing space and finding ways to see in a more mindful-bodyful way.

MUIRÍN

DANCE FILM

2015

"Muirín" is a 10-minute dance for the camera that was created in West Cork, Ireland during a residency at DanceHouse (Dublin) in June 2014. It features dancer Amy Lynne Barr, original music by Vicki Brown and Thøger Lund, and photography by Christopher Landy. Set in the vast green hills and mystical sea caves of Western Ireland, it closely follows the adventures of a young woman and her small companion (a sea snail). 

ELIZABETH​​

DANCE FILM

2012

"Elizabeth" is a short dance for the camera that premiered at the Barnes Foundation (December 14, 2012). Set in a historic 18th century home and its surrounding fields, it is a quiet journey between two women, accompanied by the rich soundscapes of musicians Vicki Brown and Mona Chambers. It is for the wanderers of the fields who dwell in sadness, loss, and flight. And it is for those who are drowning, both inside and out.

AWAKENED RUINS​​

LIVE SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

2011

​"Tori Lawrence + Co. has staged a haunting Fringe event, Awakened Ruins, to animate this majestic 1847 National Historic Landmark [...] five women dancers caked in white clay and wearing corseted muslin bodices progress through the three adjoining rotundas [...] 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

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