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

Video dance

Cameras of October

Yara BoustanyLayal BerberiNatasha KaramSilvia Giordano

Cameras of October is a project by Maqamat Beit El Raqs in collaboration with, supported by the UNESCO within #...


Anton Ovchinnikov

On February 24, 2022, on the evening of the day when Russia began its war of conquest with Ukraine, I urgently left Kyiv and ...

Live Streaming Performance
Dance Festival
Studio Presentation

BIPOD 2022


This 18th edition of BIPOD takes place in Lyon & Beirut, with a live streaming program on digital platform. We g...

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...

Dance Festival

BIPOD 2021| Architecture of a Ruined Body


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

Dance Festival

BIPOD 2020


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

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