Nora is the coming together of dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. Their desire to dance together, their love of choreographic structures and their critical eye has given them the impetus to invite several distinguished dance makers to create work especially for them. In this, their first collaborative endeavour, they perform an evening of new works by the indomitable Liz Aggiss, acclaimed duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, and renowned French choreographer Simon Tanguy.
Liz Aggiss has conceived BLOODY NORA!, a story of competitiveness and hormonal imbalance where cheap tricks are cracking laughs, and a Bach is worse than a bite.
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion’s piece, entitled Eleanor And Flora Music, is a brand new translation of composer Morton Feldman’s For John Cage, the source of their iconic Both Sitting Duet (2002). This new piece reimagines the earlier work as a standing performance, building silent music from a gestural landscape of touch.
Simon Tanguy has worked with Nora to develop Digging, a complex score of movement and text, creating a unique and intricate portrait of the two women and the political world they live in.
Take a look at the videos below to see some of Eleanor Sikorski’s other work…