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Maqamat

Omar Rajeh
Function
Dance company

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.

Citerne.live

Omar Rajeh

Omar Rajeh is a choreographer, dancer, founder and artistic director of Maqamat. Initially based in Lebanon since 2002, he moved and set up his company in Lyon in 2020 to continue to create and develop his projects in France and internationally. Omar Rajeh has developed more than twenty choreographic creations and is widely recognized in Lebanon and around the world. His work, inspired by the socio-political concerns that surrounds it, is always carried with strong compositions and an invested and vigorous physical presence. Omar Rajeh is the founder of the BIPOD- Beirut International Platform of Dance, co-founder of Masahat network, the founder of Takween, an intensive training program, and Moultaqa Leymoun, a platform that showcases and develops the work of artists and choreographers from the Arab countries. In 2017, he designed and establsihed Citerne Beirut, a choreographic and cultural center in Lebanon which, following its forced dismantling in 2019, gave birth in France to Citerne.live in 2020. **Photo de couverture: Romain-tissot** **Portrait :Hadi Bou Ayash**

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Dance Festival

BIPOD 2020

Maqamat

BIPOD - Beirut International Platform of Dance has played a major role in the development and establishment of a contemporary...

Conversations
Free

BIPOD 2020 Opening | Concerns Out Loud

Maqamat

For the opening of BIPOD 2020 the directors of the Beirut International Platform of Dance, Mia Habis & Omar Rajeh, would like...

Conversations
Free

Dance education in Lebanon with Nadra Assaf

Maqamat

An intimate talk with Nadra Assaf to go through her journey as a choreographer and educator in Lebanon, and to shed light on ...

Conversations
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Architecture of a Ruined Body

Maqamat

In the panel discussion “The Architecture of a Ruined Body” we are hoping to open a window of inspiration and motivation towa...

Dance Festival

BIPOD 2021| Architecture of a Ruined Body

Maqamat

For the 17th edition of BIPOD- Beirut International Platform of Dance, Maqamat company invites cultural partners in 8 differe...

Live Streaming Performance

Heroes - Surface of a Revolution

MaqamatKhouloud Yassine

“Heroes- Surface of revolution” questions the body as a medium of influence that is mediatized through the image of itself. I...

Conversations
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Morning Coffee with Khouloud Yassine

Mia HabisMaqamatKhouloud Yassine

Khouloud Yassine talks about her performance “Heroes- Surface of revolution”, a solo that questions the body as a medium of i...

Live Streaming Performance

A'alehom

MaqamatAlexandre Paulikevitch

“A’alehom” is a solo performance that tells a story of loss, pain, physical abuse and revolt. It is about overcoming obstacle...

Conversations
Free

Morning Coffee with Alexandre Paulikevitch

MaqamatOmar RajehAlexandre Paulikevitch

Morning Coffee with Alexandre Paulikevitch and Omar Rajeh talking about his performance “A’alehom” that touches on a deeply i...

Video dance
Free

Polyrhythm-graphy

MaqamatCie KawinAnani Sanouvi

In my ethnicity - Éwé - the formation of musical polyrhythm encompasses not only sound aspects but also motion, with each dan...

open studio

Cent Mille Façons de Parler

Omar Rajeh

'In the silence of love you will find the spark of life' - RUMI This open Studio is a short presentation of the work proces...

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