Instagrammer-in-Residence: Justin Tornow
[Editor’s note: The AMAZING] Justin Tornow is a North Carolina native, currently located in Durham, NC. She is the artistic director of COMPANY, a producer of the local artist series PROMPTS, and a co-founder and -organizer with Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA.)
She collaborates regularly with visual artist Heather Gordon and musicians Matthew McClure and Lee Weisert on new and touring projects. Justin’s work has been presented by the Sax Open Festival in Strasbourg, France, UGA-Cortona in Cortona, Italy, Triangle Dance Project, GSO Fringe Festival, DUMBO Dance Festival, CoolNY Festival, 2012 Philly Fringe, and the NC Dance Festival (among others.) Justin has also recently been a guest artist for Enloe High School and Rainbow Dance Company.
In 2010, Justin received an MFA in Choreography from UNC-Greensboro; she lived and worked in NYC from 2010-2013, and relocated to Durham, NC in June 2013. Justin is currently part-time dance faculty at UNC-Greensboro.
COMPANY’s website: www.justintornow.com, Instagram: @justintornow and @companydances, twitter: @jctworks
Justin from #COMPANY here! We are a modern dance company based in Durham, NC. This week is a busy one: presenting a rep work (No. 15/Value of Words) that we set on high school students, gearing up for 2 performances with the NC Sax Ensemble + a PROMPTS event. This is @ajblakely and @aikenbobacon in rehearsal for a duet to a #johncage piece for the performances.
Lighting and tech rehearsal today for dancers at Enloe High School. I set a repertory work created in collaboration with visual artist @heatgord, No. 15 / The Value of Words (2015.) They perform Thurs and Fri! @enloedance
Another aspect of my life as an artist… the screen. (And, #coffee.)
I made a solo study to #Ravel today in rehearsal… This is the end of it.
PROMPTS: responsive Site #2 The Courtyard at Alley 26. Stephanie Leathers and Sidney Vigotov.
PROMPTS: responsive Site #3, The Durham Arts Council. Stephen Loch, Emily Aiken, and some enthusiastic arts community members.
Second #COMPANY performance of the day with the NC Sax Ensemble.