Nora Invites: A first collaboration


Dance duo Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley - aka Nora - presents its first collaborative endeavour at the Laban Theatre this month.

Nora Invites is the very first collection of commissions by dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. Renowned choreographers Liz Aggiss, Simon Tanguy, and duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, have all created new works for Nora to perform, promising an evening of thrilling variety showcasing the broad talents of these two performers.

Liz Aggiss’s BLOODY NORA! delivers her signature laughs with a dose of hormonal imbalance. Simon Tanguy’s Digging has been created in collaboration with Nora: an intricate portrait of the two women in a political context. Eleanor and Flora Music reimagines Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion’s classic Both Sitting Duet (2002) as a standing performance, building sound from a landscape of touch.

Both graduates of London Contemporary Dance School, Flora and Eleanor have traversed similar routes through their professions in dance. Flora enjoys challenging herself as a performer across different genres and contexts: stage, screen, and site-specific. Eleanor’s work spans dance, cabaret, comedy and film, with one of her recent projects involving creation of music videos and films integrating popular culture and humour. Individually, both have worked with an extensive list of choreographers which includes Simonetta Alessandri, Seke Chimutengwende, Robbie Synge, Eva Recacha, and Gillie Kleiman.

Nora Invites is performed at Laban Theatre on 9 March 2016. To book tickets, please visit the What’s On page.

Imagery: Camilla Greenwell