Participant Profile

Mohamed Saleh “Shika”


As a dancer and performer, “Shika” has studied a range of techniques, traditions and styles throughout the world, including Senegal, to transfer knowledge back to Egypt and build the emerging contemporary dance scene there. He is devoted to pushing the limits of dance and decreasing the gap between dance and street culture through performance in public spaces. In addition to dancing in choreographed works on the street, he also performed in a demonstration at the Cairo Opera House that summoned the power of the arts in defiance of a political decision. He hoped to explore how differences in culture and points of view affect expression through movement and wanted to learn more about site-specific performance and dance video.