Amina Abouelghar is an Egyptian dancer and choreographer. For Young Dreams she examines the collective memory of the society in Cairo where she was born. The sounds, gestures, images, and expressions that have been passed on from generation to generation. Abouelghar and Betris explore the question of what nostalgia means through songs, fairytales, tastes, and images that are linked to a specific memory.
The intimate performance Young Dreams makes one think about the action of remembering. Commemorating can be a political deed for those who belong to a suppressed community. But it is also inherently linked with dance and the body. Via stories and dance Abouelghar brings movement into what could be the memory of a community. The music in the performance is made by Laure Betris, a Swiss-Iraqi musician and composer.