Flora Wellesley Wesley is a freelance performer who lives in London.
Alongside making her own work she collaborates with a variety of choreographers, directors and visual artists on projects for screen, stage, and gallery and site-specific spaces.
As an independent artist she works intuitively and often whimsically, producing bold, exuberant and intimate multimodal work. Since 2017 she has been working on the umbrella project The Weather Inside, creating a body of work – live performances, photographs, films and writing – out of her interest in seasonality and meteorological moodiness.
As a performer freelance projects have included: dancing for choreographers Simonetta Alessandri, Seke Chimutengwende, Florence Peake, Robbie Synge, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Eva Recacha; working with visual artists Ed Fornieles, William Hunt and Eddie Peake; appearing in films by Grace Schwindt and live art works by Richard DeDomenici; acting in Lost Text/Found Space productions; and doing collaborative research with artists Kira O’Reilly, Guy Dartnell and Evy Jokhova.
Flora co-directs Nora with dancers Eleanor Sikorski and Stephanie McMann. Together they invite choreographers to create new work for them to perform and tour. Hitherto they have curated and commissioned new work by Deborah Hay (USA), Liz Aggiss (UK), Simon Tanguy (FR), and Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion (UK).
This August Nora will begin new research with Eleanor Bauer (USA/Sweden). Come October Nora Invites Deborah Hay / Where Home Is will be performed at Dance International Glasgow (8th & 9th) and NottDance Festival (11th).
Nora is an ongoing dancer-led project which, aside from making performances, also consists of teaching, research, writing and advocacy. A series of films, Nora Reels – dancers chatting dance, is currently in the making due to be presented in Spring 2020.
To contact Flora write to floramww[at]gmail.com