Art Alert: Nicole Roerick explores identity at Darb1718

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Jan 2015

Acclaimed American contemporary dancer Nicole Roerick will explore notions of identity in an interactive installation and performance on 31 January at Darb 1718.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, contemporary dancer Nicole Roerick relocated to Egypt in 2014. In a performance next Saturday, she will explore questions centered around themes of identity, cultural differences and accepting the other. 

"Being a white, blonde female with tattoos and short hair is not quite the norm here in Egypt," Darb1718 have announced on their Facebook page. "[Roerick] is exploring how she is able to understand other points of view and how she can still remain true to herself while also respecting the environment she is now a part of."

Roerick completed both her MFA and BFA in dance. She founded her own company, the Nicole Roerick Collective, in 2011 and has since showcased her work at a number of festivals across the United States.

This will be an interactive installation and performance. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday 31 January, 7pm
Darb 1718, Kasr El-Sham' St., Hayy El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

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