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Tori Lawrence



Tori Lawrence is a choreographer and filmmaker who creates immersive site-specific dances, interdisciplinary performance installations, and dances for the camera.  She currently teaches at the University of Kansas.  Known for exploring 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 and a recent commission for the stage by the Lawrence Arts Center. Other presenters include: 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.  Residencies include: Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Charlotte Street Foundation, Dance Ireland, Workshop Foundation (Budapest, Hungary), and Ucross Foundation. 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.



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