Nora Amin is a writer, performer, choreographer and theatre director. As a writer she published four collections of short stories and four novels, besides an audio book of poetry. In 2000 she founded Lamusica Independent Theatre Group in Cairo to experiment with new forms of physical expression and to voice the unspoken issues of women and of socio-cultural repression. She directed and produced 37 theatre, dance and music productions before moving to Berlin in 2015. Her work is set between the areas of Literature, theatre/dance and feminism, and is all linked by the drive of socio-political activism where the artist takes the role of a rebel against the traditions of patriarchy, authority, sexism and racism.
Works: Alumni of the Vilar Institute for Arts Management/The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts (USA, 2004), Cultural Leadership in the Performing Arts (British Council, 2009), Clore Leadership diploma (UK, 2009), S. Fischer guest professor at the general and comparative literature institute (FU, 2004-2005), guest lecturer (Acting) at the theatre department of Mount Holyoke College (USA, 2005), Founder of The National Egyptian Project for Theatre of the Oppressed and its Arab network (2011 to date), Former fellow of the International Research Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures (FU, 2015-2016, and 2017: topic Theatre and Political Transformation), Valeska-Gert guest professor for dance studies (FU, summer semester 2018: topic Performing Trauma).
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