Snakes and Ladders

Yara Boustany
May 27 - May 29, 2022
2:00 PM


Snakes and Ladders is an imaginary excursion, examining darkness, metaphorically, sensorially and symbolically. Hopelessly powerless bodies move, scan a dying city, try to read the future in the dark. The film creates a duality between a human body and a concrete building - attempting to open pathways of perception by melting the fortifications of our constructed meanings – by observing matter and thought, in their raw form. In darkness, we construct, in light we deconstruct. Photos © Nader Bahsoun

Cameras of October
Yara BoustanyDancer and Choreographer
Nader BahsounCinematographer
Giorgios GargalasSound Design
Racha BaroudVoice
Charlie Laban TrierVoice
Saseen KawzallyTranslation
Mezyed AzraiLight Assistant


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

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A Project by Maqamat Beit El Raqs in collaboration with, supported by the UNESCO within #Li_Beirut initiative for reviving culture in Lebanon

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