Nora invites Aggiss, Burrows, Fargion and Tanguy — Nora

26 & 27 Nov 2015

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

WORLD PREMIERE 

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.

Aggiss has conceived BLOODY NORA!, a story of competitiveness and hormonal imbalance in which shit tricks become cheap laughs, and a Bach is worse than its bite.

Burrows and 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.

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.

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells Trust and DanceEast.
Co-commissioned by South East Dance.

Supported by Arts Council England through National Lottery Funding, The Nightingale, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, Dance4, Roehampton University, Leeds Beckett University, Institut Français du Royaume-Uni and Chisenhale Dance Space.

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commission at Sadler’s Wells.

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R