Mia Habis, Director of BIPOD festival, meets the artists for a coffee. She wants to know more and discover things about their character, their work experience and what their morning or backstage looks like. An enjoyable and intimate moment away from the spotlights. Simultaneous translation available FR/EN. ( Photo Pixabay)
Maqamat | Co-director Mia Habis began dance at the early age of three. She learnt classical ballet for twenty-eight years, in addition to martial arts, acting and singing. She has been living between Lebanon and France and studied French literature, marketing and advertising. Her formation lead her first as a dancer and teacher for Maqamat in 2008 and then she started leading artistic conceptualizations for the company's projects, increasing public awareness and engaging in multiple long lasting collaborations with local and international institutions. Since 2015, she is the Artistic Director of BIPOD- Beirut International Platform of dance and 'Moultaqa Leymoun', a platform created by Omar Rajeh to provide the space and opportunity for young and established Arab artists to showcase and develop their work. Habis is currently based in France and she continues to tour internationally as a dancer with Omar Rajeh | Maqamat. Most recently, she became the co-founder of the digital cultural platform Citerne.live.
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