Nora is dancers Eleanor Sikorski, Flora Wellesley Wesley and Stephanie McMann. They curate and dance together, inviting artists to make work for them to perform.
In 2018, Nora has received funding to begin creating Nora Invites II, their second triple bill. The first commissioned artist is Deborah Hay. Deborah will make a new work for Nora which will premiere in November 2018. The other commission artists will be announced later in the year. Alongside creating and performing the company are producing a series of films under the title Nora Reels. They are inviting dancers to chat about dance and are documenting the conversations. The aim is to amplify the voices of dancers as they reflect on personal and professional experiences.
Previously a duo, Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley established Nora as a dancer-led project in 2015, commissioning three new duets for an evening length programme of work, Nora Invites I, which toured nationally and internationally during 2016 and 2017. In 2017 they also had a funded period of research which included a series of Nora Talks.