COMPANY is a contemporary dance company based in Durham, NC. By utilizing both composition and improvisation, and reconsidering existing ideas about movement and content, the goal of artistic director Justin Tornow is to experiment with the formality of modern and contemporary dance. COMPANY is currently comprised of 4 dance artists developing and presenting new work at various local and regional performances.
Justin Tornow and COMPANY also present a recurring, multi-disciplinary artist series in Durham, NC called PROMPTS. For each event, a prompt is issued to the arts community: any artist can sign up to present a response to the prompt. PROMPTS events are open to the public by donation, and are meant to foster the creation of new work, collaboration, and to rally more community support for the area’s working artists.
COMPANY offers residencies, classes, and workshops in cross-discipline collaborations in dance, music, and visual art.
COMPANY is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas: all donations made through this link are tax deductible.
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 co-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, and continues an international collaboration/exchange with prospect.dance.company artist, Jana Schmueck. Justin’s work has been presented by the UNC Process Series, 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 In 2015-2016, Justin was a guest artist for the Rainbow Dance Company and Enloe High School, and will be a guest artist at NC State University in Fall 2016. She is currently part-time dance faculty at UNC-Greensboro. Justin received an MFA in Choreography from UNC-Greensboro (2010,) lived and worked in NYC from 2010-2013, then relocated to Durham, NC in 2013.