Pina my Love

Bassam Abou Diab
May 27, 2022
5:00 PM


A prison represents a powerful sentence of punishment and a forced limitation of freedom. Totalitarian regimes have used this establishment to subjugate free speech through intimidation and torture. How can such an experience affect the perception one has on its body, movements, and reactions. As a dancer, Bassam Abou Diab, attempts to embody the reaction of inhuman practices, leading to a world of fantasy, allowing the body to transcend into the supernatural. Dancing and dreaming in order to survive the pain.

BIPOD 2022
Bassam Abou DiabDancer and Choreographer
Ayman Sharaf El DineComposer
Karam Abu AyashLight Designer


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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A Project co-produced by Maqamat Beit El Raqs in collaboration with Amalgam Studio with the support of AFAC & Al-Mawred

Maqamat Beit El Raqs
Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Al Mawred

Supported by DIR-Dance in Residence Brandenburg program

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