Gamil works with live performance, visual images, and text to explore questions of identity, ambiguity, and power. She frequently uses humour to amuse, disturb, and shift perspectives on these themes and how they interrelate.
Her practice also seeks to test concepts of professionalism in contemporary dance. It asks:
What does it mean to be a professional contemporary dancer?
What kind of training can maintain and develop a capable dancing body?
What should a dancer's body be capable of?
How does a dancer expand their practice beyond the confines of a rehearsal studio or stage?
Based in Cairo. Gamil earned her B.A. in art from the American University in Cairo in 2007, and M.A. in digital interactive arts from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2012. She has also trained as a dancer with the Cairo Contemporary Dance Workshop Programme. As a performer, Gamil has worked with choreographers including Mohamed Shafik, Alain Buffard, Adham Hafez, Mirette Mikhail, and Germana Civera, in addition to writing and producing her own performances including "Notes from a rehearsal/Standby", "2013…Fuck", and her most recent work: "Safe Art Practice" which she has performed in Gothenberg, Berlin, and New York.