Tori Lawrence + Co. is a dance company based in Philadelphia that is passionate about creating innovative works that explore the idea of place through site-specific dance projects and dance films. Led by choreographer Tori Lawrence, the company brings together dancers, visual artists and composers to craft exciting and engaging pieces that explore movement and space in a unique and meaningful way.
Tori Lawrence + Co. specializes in pieces that draw on the elements of both traditional and contemporary modern dance. Combining intricate choreography with captivating visuals, Lawrence's company keeps audiences mesmerized throughout their thrilling performances. Lawrence explores both the physical and emotional nature of movement, using the dancers' bodies to portray both the exploration of relationships and the discovery of the environment within which the performance takes place. Lawrence's works are often inspired by music and film, bringing a unique mix of stylistic influences to each piece.
The original works created by Tori Lawrence + Co. are multi-layered, combining intricate movement with evocative soundscapes and imaginative elements. Lawrence's pieces often involve props, projections and projections of film, highlighting the interaction between the dancers and their environment. In addition to traditional dance, Lawrence's repertoire also incorporates elements of screendance and videodance. Screendance is a type of dance film, in which dancers perform in front of the camera to create an art form that is both cinematic and choreographic. Videodance explores the synergy between technology and physical movement through the use of music videos, creating dance pieces that are both visually beautiful and emotionally engaging.
Tori Lawrence + Co. is committed to creating exciting and meaningful works that explore the capacity of place to stimulate and engage dance audiences. Through choreography that blurs the boundaries between traditional and contemporary dance, Lawrence and her company provide a means of experiencing the potential of environment and movement, up close. Through her innovative works, Lawrence and her team build awareness and appreciation of the inspiring possibilities of place through dance.