For the opening of BIPOD 2020 the directors of the Beirut International Platform of Dance, Mia Habis & Omar Rajeh, would like to address their audience on this 16th edition, which is taking place in very special circumstances and times. They will be joined by dance activist Peggy Olislaegers who accompanied Omar and Mia through the whole concept of this year's edition, sharing a space for thoughts and the three of them wanted to extend the invitation to all the guests speakers of BIPOD 2020. On this opening, 10 international guest artists will individually share a concern about culture, society, dance, thought, risk, and relationships. Simultaneous translation available FR/EN.
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.
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