Nóra Hajós

Dancer, Choreographer, Visual Artist

Nóra's choices are made by her deep interest in search of authenticity in dance. As an improvisational performer she is interested in sensation-rooted movement explorations, action painting, and juxtaposition with words, voices, imagery and motion.

She started her dance studies at age 4 in her native Hungary. As a young adult, she searched for open forms which led her to contact improvisation, authentic movement and New Dance in the USA. For the past 26 years, she has been exploring, teaching and performing. Nóra studied in-depth with Steve Paxton (the originator of contact improvisation), Lisa Nelson (Tuning score), and Simone Forti (Logomotion).

She feels that studying with Amy and Arny Mindell (process-oriented psychology) since 1999 underlies her way of teaching, motivates her process, and widens her view on performance development and dance.

Nóra has created and performed her solo improvisations in the USA and Europe. She toured with Simone Forti, dancing Logomotion. She has also performed with Kossuth Prize-awarded composer/pianist Gyorgy Szabados, a Duet Improvisation Performance Series in Hungary. She has collaborated with Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Karen Nelson ,K. J. Holmes, and many others.

Nóra has recently been working with a group in Transylvania using Logomotion as a base for performing in various towns & rural locations; produced & directed Las Meninas~Dances under the St. John’s Bridge ( Portland OR ); internationally toured a duet dance piece with Karen Nelson titled Found; and performed Come Now Go and Soon Go See, a process work-inspired dance duet with Craig Baker. She has been teaching dance & performance improvisation at various festivals and private workshops in the USA, South America, and Europe.