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Tori Lawrence is an acclaimed choreographer, filmmaker, and designer who creates immersive site-specific dances, interdisciplinary performance installations, and dances for the camera. Known for exploring the space between media and the relationship between body and environment, her work inspires an imaginative and sustainable way of looking at, thinking about, and using space. Philadelphia Weekly describes her site-specific work as “poignant,” “stunning,” and “arresting.” Her live performances and films have been presented nationally and internationally, including three site-specific performance commissions by the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Other presenters include: Dance/USA, Philadelphia Dance Projects, Stockholm Screendance Festival, Screendance Africa, Portland Maine Film Festival, Ireland’s Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Legion Arts/CSPS (Iowa), and Cyprus International Film Festival, amongst others. She has previously been a resident artist at Dance Ireland, Workshop Foundation (Hungary), and the Ucross Foundation (Wyoming). She has filmed documentary work for Bates Dance Festival, Ponderosa Tanzland Festival, Leah Stein Dance Company, and The Architects. She is the co-founder of Philadelphia’s performance venue, The Iron Factory. She received a M.F.A. in Choreography at the University of Iowa, where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.