Mounir Saeed

Mounir Saeed (performer) is considered to be one of the new generation of contemporary dance in Egypt. He started his physical training with football; he was a goalkeeper for 5 years. He studied from 2008-2011 at the “Cairo Contemporary Dance Workshop Program”, initiated and produced by Studio Emad Eddin Foundation and curated by Laurence Rondoni & Nevine EI Ibiary. He also trained with the dancer, teacher and choreographer Karima Mansour. In 2009, Saeed presented his first solo work in “El Leaba”, a modern dance festival where he won the encouragement award. Saeed attained in a very short while a fair experience while he worked as a local dancer and choreographer (To be Continued Festival, D-CAF, Nassim El Raqs Festival, Contemporary Dance Night) and in various countries, including France, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Tunisia, Syria and Lebanon. His residencies have also taken him across the globe, including The Netherlands for Dancing on the Edge, Sweden, France for Les Bancs Publics and Italy. In collaboration with The British Council Egypt, Saeed presented a performance in February 2014 called “Prophesy/Submission”. Other notable solos/group works choreographed by Saeed include “The Other & Me”, “Maybe”, “Don’t Make Hurt You”, “Dead Dog/Vision”, “A Room Filled with Smoke”, “Small Story” and “Over the Horizon”. Saeed has taught contemporary dance classes and workshops in many cultural centers of Cairo and Alexandria, including Townhouse Factory, the British Council, Rezo Dance, Bibliotheca Alexandria and Contemporary Dance Center Cairo (CCDC).