Monday 18 - Friday 22 March
Nancy will explore and experiment the idea of finding beauty in diversity. Where migrating to another country comes with a mixture of feelings of confusion, wonder and having to reconsider her identity.
Bringing together two cultures that can be seen as geographically and culturally very distant but that in fact can share and merge together to create beauty, emotion and self-expression: Mexican urban rhythms (which represent the space and the culture she grew up in) and Bellydance (an art form in which she has found joy, self-acceptance, empowerment and feeling of belonging to a collective).
About Nancy Jacinto
Nancy Jacinto (Nancy Ahmar) is a performer, dancer, and dance teacher with training in Latin dances and Oriental Dances: Bellydance. She has BA in Performing Arts and Drama Literature and a Diploma in Oriental Dances.
Her artistic work focuses on representing her cultural background and embodiment of female expression and empowerment through the art of Bellydance, pointing up the sense of belonging as a migrant and the feeling of being comfortable in her own body. She is keen to explore ways of bringing multiple disciplines together in her dance.
Dance, storytelling and being a migrant in an underrepresented community has inspired her to keep creating dynamics and finding spaces where women like her can have access to equality driven activities. She has created a dance community: LatinoDanceProject to give voice to a Latin American minority group in Scotland through dance.
Supported through our Paid Artist Residency programme