Noura Seif Hassanien

Noura Seif Hassanien (she/her) is a visual artist, choreographer and dancer. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2007 and exhibited her work in Youth Salon Cairo, Carrousel du Louvre, Grand Palais, PhotoCairo5, and Gypsum gallery. In 2012 Noura joined the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center professional dance program. She received scholarships from the Henri Jurriens foundation in 2012 and from danceWEB in 2015.

Noura co-founded nasa4nasa in 2016, a dance collective based in Cairo. nasa4nasa received Mophradat’s Consortium Commissions in 2017. Their debut performance SUASH premiered in BUDA’s Next Festival and later in MDT’s Fine Selection Confirmed in Stockholm. In 2019 SUASH premiered in Cairo in the Maadi Sports Club’s squash court. In July 2019 nasa4nasa performed SUASH in Impulstanz in Vienna as part of the [8:tension] Young Choreographer Series. Noura performed in works by Mohamed Shafik, Karima Mansour, Mirette Michael, Marten Spanberg, Hend El Balouty, Shaymaa Shoukry, and she performed the solo Free Radicals by Doa Aly, which was shown in both Art Dubai in 2016, Sharjah biennale 2017 and in Art jameel in 2019.

About nasa4nasa Dance Collective
nasa4nasa is a dance collective based in Cairo co-founded by dancers Noura Seif Hassanein and Salma Abdel Salam in October 2016. Their debut performance SUASH premiered in November 2018 with the support of Mophradat's Consortium Fund in Next Festival (Belgium) and MDT's and Fine Selection Confirmed (Stockholm). In April 2019, SUASH premiered on the squash court in Cairo. In July 2019, SUASH was performed in ImPulsTanz in Vienna as part of the [8:tension] Young Choreographer Series and Festival de Marseille in June 2021. nasa4nasa performed Still Life at Fey Festival 2019, Bourgogne. In February 2019, the duo performed their work "End of Times" as well as exhibiting a series of images "untitled" as part of the group exhibition "Codes of Coupling" curated by Mahmoud Khaled at Gypsum Gallery (Cairo). In April 2020, nasa4nasa participated in the Gwangju Biennale with their commissioned work "Promises b2b" as part of the Live Organs online commission. In June 2021, nasa4nasa, commissioned by The Place, worked with the final year undergrad students on their graduating performance "Jete out of the Window. '' In 2020, nasa4nasa was awarded the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) grant, with which they produced and premiered their latest evening-length work, "No Mercy," in Cairo in March 2022.

  • nasa4nasa uses static imagery to research notions of form, aesthetics, and value.
  • nasa4nasa uses chance, and repetition to examine failure, affect, vanity, boredom.
  • nasa4nasa seeks to foreshadow alternative spaces as occupied stages
  • nasa4nasa is housed in social media, to actively interact with and sometimes interject with daily virtual mass consumption.
  • nasa4nasa can be taken lightly or seriously, it is meant to do both.
  • nasa4nasa fucks with dance.

[Image description: A photo of Noura smiling into the camera. She has light brown wavy hair and is wearing a white top. in the background there are leaves and vegetation]

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