Nora Tormann

Nora Tormann is a Berlin-based artist, dramaturg, and curator 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 question the paradigms that constitute each sphere of knowledge. 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’s choreographic work circulates around questions of how bodies work as political and philosophical emplacements – how ideological regimes shape bodies and vice versa. Latest works include the site-specific choreographic audio-walk “TURN – cartography of a movement” (2022), and “physical prospects”(2021+22) performed as a trio and solo. They have curated festivals, conferences, and research laboratories – a.o. the annual conference of the International Theatre Institute „Conflict & Care – dispute as part of transformation in the performing arts and its institutions“, the evaluation laboratory „performing for peers: audiences of (post)pandemic young professionals“ commissioned by Fonds Darstellende Künste, and formats within the frame of Celestial Bodies – a traveling platform for artistic exchange and research throughout performing arts practices.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).