Tora Hed is an independent choreographer and dancer from Sweden, based in Leeds since 2012. She graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance 2015 and received the Carolyn Woolridge Outstanding Performance Award. Tora was successfully chosen to take part in Exit Visa 2016 at the Place curated by Joe Moran.
There she got the opportunity to explore and develop her own choreographic practice and meet established choreographers and artists. Tora has made works from solo to extended pieces, collaborated with other dance, music and filmmakers. Tora is currently working on her new solo Between Horses which she performed in May at Yorkshire Dance and at Trestle Arts Base in St. Albas, as part of MOTUS FESTIVAL.
This solo is based on the subject of loneliness and how this experience can take different shapes in movements. How much of this feeling comes from within? And how much is shaped by society’s norms? On one hand these questions are of personal relevance as they are important for me as an artist and human being and on the other hand I strongly believe that there is a collective need to address these questions.
Choreographed & performed by Tora Hed