Maqamat organizes in partnership with the CND and the Relais Culture Europe, on May 6 and 7 in Lyon, meetings in several forms which invite dancers, choreographers, performing arts professionals, organizers and local, regional and international intellectuals to meet for exchanges, debates, practices, experiences, presentations and conversations focused on attention, solidarity and support for artists. It is a moment of exchange with the objective of rethinking our approach to culture and questioning its dynamics with which we operate. The opportunity to highlight our fears and open a discussion about certain artistic, social and cultural concerns. How artists today can decide their own path and how to imagine policies that can address these concerns. Apart from meetings and conversations with certain artists and intellectuals around the idea of disobedience, namely "disobey why", disobey to do what" and "how to disobey", the two days will also revolve around two other axes. The first is to have courage and dare. Take risks to preserve the richness of what serves art and artists, maintain originality, creative freshness and share these values. The second is to be attentive to the needs, the limits and the affinities of our time. Discuss issues related to both physical and mental health in different geopolitical contexts, particularly in the field of artistic creation in connection with solidarity, care and innovation.
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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