#Cultural_disobedience & Political Change

Omar RajehJean KassirNizar Ghanem
May 26, 2022
11:00 AM


How culture can formulate a discourse for political change while protecting itself from shifting into political propaganda. We look into cultural presence that is immersing itself in active and engaged actions, and shaping a logic of thinking with broader perspectives and possibilities of change.

BIPOD 2022
Omar Rajeh
Nizar Ghanem
Jean Kassir


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

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