The piece is inspired by a symbolic Iranian myth about a Persian king who trans- forms into a three-headed monster, witnessing the growth of two snakes from his shoulders. The underlying concept of this myth still lives in us, every single moment we’ve been transformed inevitably, from reality to imagination, from motion to stillness, from internal mood changes and a minuscule virus to a massive explosion, changes us into different forms, stealing from us stability and stillness and turning us to an un-known creature.
Maqamat moved to Lyon in 2020 in the perspective of developing its creative and cultural projects in France and internationally. The company counts more than twenty choreographic creations in its repertoire and enjoys great recognition around the world. Maqamat was initially founded in 2002 in Beirut by choreographer Omar Rajeh. It emerged as a major organization in the creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. Maqamat has founded major dance projects such as BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Takween, an intensive training program, Moultaqa Leymoun, a showcase platform supporting artists from different Arab countries and more recently the online platform Citerne.live.
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