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UPCOMING ARTIST RESIDENCY

Our dance company and a team of collaborators are building a new space for dance and interdisciplinary art in the hilltowns of the Berkshires. We are located on over 40 acres of land in West Chesterfield, MA. Our company and community of friends/family are building studios, an outdoor dance deck, cabins, trails, and are close to finishing the main communal living space. Designed by architect Tris Metcalfe and the previous owners (Paul & Helene Copp), the tiered-tower residency space is perched above the landscape, built with timber from trees on site. We're 20 minutes from Northampton and the Five Colleges, 10 minutes from the Berkshires, 45 minutes from MASS MoCA, 2 hrs from Boston, and 3.5 hrs from NYC and Portland, ME. Our goal is to open the residency in 2023-24. We are having events and volunteer sessions these next couple of years to invite artists to come together to finish building the space with us. See below for details about upcoming events. And email us at info@torilawrence.org if you have any questions, would like to donate, or visit us in-person. 

SUMMER IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL / JULY 5-16, 2022

This summer, we will host our first Summer Improvisation Festival from July 5-16. Proceeds will go towards the teaching artists and musicians, and will help raise funds for the emerging residency space that we're building. We have an incredible lineup of teaching artists throughout the two weeks, and dancers are invited to attend the entire festival and stay with us on the land in West Chesterfield, MA.  Dancers can also choose to attend session one from July 5-10 or session two from July 11-16.  In addition to workshops/classes, attendees will work on land, garden, and building projects to work together to create the emerging artist residency space.

Teachers/musicians include:

Jennifer Nugent, Edward Rice, Jen Polins, Katherine Ferrier, Kathy Couch, Pamela Vail, Penny Campbell, Michael Chorney, Jungwoong Kim, Sarah Konner, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Jake Meginsky, Deborah Felmeth, and Ron Rost.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1; .we're full and no longer accepting workshop applicants

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: May 3-5

TUITION DEPOSIT DUE: MAY 15 (cash, check, paypal, venmo accepted)

FULL TUITION DUE: JULY 1 (cash, check, paypal, venmo accepted)

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