How do artists work in a war zone? How can artists safeguard a culture under threat of annihilation? What does courage and daring mean in the context of a hostile invasion by a military force? The devastating war in Europe happening right now totally changes our notions of risk, care, support and the role of the artist for all of us. This conversation explores the impact of Russia’s war on two key figures in the dance world, and what they imagine will be the future of dance in Ukraine.
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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