In April 2016, the company embarked on a unique adventure: participate in a meeting between professionals from different regions of the Arab world WITHIN THE BIPOD FESTIVAL in order to develop an artistic and human exchange. A dozen contemporary dancers from Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Iran, or even Lebanon and Morocco, will make up the cast of Sideways Rain for several weeks during a road movie tour starting from the Chouf mountains, passing through Amman and Ramallah, before ending in Jerusalem.
Maqamat is a dance company that was established in Beirut in 2002 by Omar Rajeh and moved to Lyon in 2020 in the perspective of developing its creative and cultural projects in France and internationally. It played a major role in the organization, creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. It 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 digital platform Citerne.live.
Thank you to the Bipod Festival and to all the people who contributed to the achievement of this movie.
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