Illustration by Eleanor Sikorski

Illustration by Eleanor Sikorski

Nora Reels

Dancers chatting dance

Dancing can be wonderful. It can also be complicated. What does it mean to be directed? What do you think about when you’re dancing? Does dancing transform or change you? And does it matter? What relationships are formed through dancing?  If you are working freelance, how does it feel to move or switch between different projects? Do you watch trash tv in your spare time?

With these questions in mind we have asked several pairs of dancers to be filmed in conversation, talking about their experiences of being a dancer. Nora hopes that this can be a simple way to amplify the voice and experience of dancers, acknowledging that power structures, employment dynamics and gender/race/body politics (amongst other things), mean that dancers are often not heard.

Watch this space.