Nora Tormann is a Berlin-based artist and dramaturg working with and around performance, choreography, and writing. Having a background in political philosophy and in contemporary dance, their practice meanders on the fringes of artistic and theoretical research, pulling into questions the paradigms that constitute each sphere of knowledge. Nora’s choreographic work circulates around questions of how bodies work as political and philosophical emplacements – how ideological regimes shape bodies and vice versa. As a dance-dramaturg, they work with collectives and solo artists and are specifically interested in practices of care as a framework for doing dramaturgy.
Nora is a co-founder of Celestial Bodies - Performing Arts Platform in Motion. Celestial Bodies is a traveling platform for artistic exchange and research throughout performing arts practices. Celestial Bodies is a space for encounter, for arriving together and departing on new terms.
Nora graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a Master's degree in Performing Arts (2019), and obtained Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Tecnológico de Monterrey, México, (2016). Before, whilst, and after, nora studied contemporary dance (a.o. Tanzfabrik Berlin 2017).
Their research and work is supported by federal and district scholarships and grants. In 2022, Nora is recipient of an international research grant by the Berlin Senat for developing their research in Mexico. In 2021, they received scholarships by the Fonds Darstellende Künste and by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DIS-TANZEN) with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.