Nora is the partnership of dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. The two have joined forces with some of the most respected dance makers in the UK and Europe to create a brand new programme of work. Veering between the hysterical and the sublime, their first programme of work, Nora Invites, consists of three duets by choreographers Liz Aggiss (UK), Simon Tanguy (FR) and Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion (UK).
With Burrows and Fargion Nora have reinterpreted composer Morton Feldman’s score for their iconic piece from 2002, Both Sitting Duet. This new piece, entitled Eleanor And Flora Music, reimagines the earlier work as a standing performance, building silent music from a gestural landscape of touch.
Next up is Digging, by Simon Tanguy, a complex piece featuring movement and text which forms an intimate portraitof the two women and the political world in which they live.
By contrast Bloody Nora! is a hilarious detour into a wild and esoteric world in which Liz Aggiss conjures Eleanor and Flora’s duet from historical sources as disparate as the British music hall tradition of Max Wall and German Expressionist dance.
Nora is available now for touring.
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Trust and DanceEast.
Co-commissioned and tour co-produced by South East Dance.
Supported by Arts Council England through National Lottery Funding, The Nightingale, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, Dance4, Roehampton University, Leeds Beckett University, Institut français du Royaume-Uni and Chisenhale Dance Space.