Press plays with the image of the modern man in its huge triviality and at the same time in its mysterious complexity. The body of this individual-product, this troubling dandy, is transformed by the standardised succession of his own automatisms, but also by the cogwheels of his narrow vital space. Maybe by consent, he finds himself captive in a near to empty room. The mechanical changes of this physical and mental environment act upon his body, forcing him to perpetually adapt his position and his movement. He is then taken into an absurd and anguishing dead-end
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.
Production compagnie dernière minute, Gate theatre London * coproduction Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théâtre Garonne - Toulouse * with the support of Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs Occitanie / French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Region Occitanie / Pyrénées – Méditerranée and the City council of Toulouse. It is supported by the Departmental Council of Haute-Garonne and the convention Culturesfrance / Ville de Toulouse * Compagnie dernière minute is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / Prefecture of the region Occitanie /Pyrénées-Méditerranée, the Region Occitanie and the City of Toulouse.
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