Nora Amin (Egypt): Resurrection

A solo performance by Nora Amin based on the true story of the theatre fire that killed dozens of Egyptian artists on 5 September 2005.

Resurrection
photo credit: Darrin Zammit-Lupi

Presented by the Program of Theatre & Dance

A solo performance by Nora Amin based on the true story of the theatre fire that killed dozens of Egyptian artists on 5 September 2005. Fused with her own artistic quest to embody spirituality on stage and to challenge communication borders, Nora creates a ritual of survival where dance, poetry and music combine to transcend the memories of death, torture and loss. It is a ritual of passion and a celebration of the human dignity and of love. It is “Resurrection”.

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.

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