Flora Wellesley Wesley in rehearsal, 2015. Photo Camilla Greenwell.

Flora Wellesley Wesley in rehearsal, 2015. Photo Camilla Greenwell.

About Nora Research

Nora is an ongoing dancer-led project which, aside from making performances, also consists of teaching, research, writing and advocacy. These are all means by which to question power structures, reshuffle hierarchies, and forefront the agency of dancers in the working environment. Visit noraresearches.com for ongoing video and text blogs documenting Nora's research.

Between October 2016 and June 2017, Nora had a funded period of research during which they visited performance festivals, interviewed artists, met curators and spent time together in the studio. During their research, they were investigating creative processes, alternative dance ‘company’ models and the agency and responsibility that come with curating, casting and collaborating. A central part of their research was their series of Nora Talks, inviting those present to join the conversation, making dialogue an integral part of their exploration. The motivation for this research was to expand their knowledge and reference base and, ultimately, find new collaborators.

The research culminated in their current projects Nora invites Deborah Hay and Nora Reels.