Nora Thompson graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a degree in Dance and Science in Society (combining studies in Psychology and Sociology). She lives and works in New York as a dance-maker, performer, writer, and arts administrator. Her dance aims to physicalize the unspeakable–pull to the ground and into the body, the theoretical. Her writing aims to reflect and refract dance she witnesses or experiences.
In 2020, she performed in Nacera Belaza’s La Procesion at Danspace Project as a part of Platform 2020: Utterances from the Chorus. In 2019, she created a solo work called, “For Your Pleasure, But the Pleasure Is Mine,” exploring cyclical rituals of sexual disempowerment and empowerment, which premiered at The Tank. She has also created movement for theater — she choreographed for the new musical, If Sand Were Stone about a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which made its Off-Broadway debut in July 2018 in the New York Musical Festival, and served as a Movement Consultant for an absurdist play, Reflux, which premiered in August 2018 as a part of the Broadway Bound Festival.
She currently is the Development Manager at Danspace Project and Writer-In-Residence for Eiko Otake.
Photo by Hayim Heron