Lecture & Talk
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019
Based on her experience as a performer and as a person, Nora Amin will guide us through the performative power of movement and dance in connection to recognizing emotional pain, physical memory and establishing a healing experience through expression and human bonding.
Nora Amin is a performer, choreographer, writer and theatre director. In 2000 she founded Lamusica Independent Theatre Group in Egypt where she directed, choreographed and produced 37 productions. In 2011 she launched the nation-wide Egyptian project for theatre of the oppressed which extended to an Arab network in Morocco, Lebanon and Sudan. Visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College (USA), Institute for general & comparative literature (FU), Samuel Fischer literary prize recipient 2004-2005, and Valeska-Gert guest professor for dance studies 2018. Her acclaimed book »Weiblichkeit im Aufbruch« (MSB Matthes&Seitz, 2018) explores the transgressions of the female body in the public sphere. Her next book is »Dance of the Persecuted«, a history of Egyptian female dance from a feminist perspective linking patriarchy with coloniality and racism.