Lauren Runions

Lauren is a contemporary dance artist, choreographer and teacher based in Toronto, ON.

As a maker, she draws inspiration from the built world. Working with the intersection of body and site, her practice plays with experiencing the permanent and ephemeral. Her work offers solitude and introspection while investigating intimacy, corners and environment. She informs open spaces by introducing the individual/collective body moving free-form with line, action and gesture.

Lauren’s personal practice has transformed into processes of action and reaction/place and play. She practices in her living room, in a traditional studio, on tennis courts, walking from point A to point B, on shorelines, in the shower, within meditation, resting on rocks, etc. She studies the correspondence of the contained and the container, the circular nature of urban environments, repetition as a strategy to strengthen imagery and the physical body, and the intimate becoming public.