Nora Amin

Nora Amin

Interweaving Performance Cultures

Fellow 2015/16, 2017/18

Writer, performer, choreographer, theatre director and educator, Amin is a founding member of the Modern Dance Theatre Company at The Cairo Opera House (since 1993) and the founder of “Lamusica Independent Theatre Group”, where she directed and produced thirty-five theatre, music and dance productions since 2000. She has published four collections of short stories, three novels, a poetry audio book and two books on theatre methodology. She is the author of the first Arabic book on theatre and human rights, “The Egyptian Contemporary Theatre: The Art of Claiming our Right”, published by CHRSI in 2003, as well as of a book on theatre as a medium for healing and transformation for trauma survivors, “Theatre For Change: From the Internal to the External”. In 2009, she launched the independent initiative “Our Stories” to encourage personal storytelling in popular neighborhoods. In 2011 Amin founded “The Egyptian National Project Of Theatre Of The Oppressed” and its Arab network.

Video Interview

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Recommended Publications

  • The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: Beyond Postcolonialism. Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost and Saskya Iris Jain, New York, Routledge, 2014
  • Amin, Nora, “The Egyptian Contemporary Theatre: The Art of Claiming Our Right”. Cairo: The Cairo Human Rights Institute, 2003.
  • Performance and the Politics of Space: Theatre and Topology. Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte and Benjamin Wihstutz
  • Global Ibsen: Performing Multiple Modernities. Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Barbara Gronau, and Christel Weiler
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