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Mia Habis

Maqamat
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Dancer and Festival Director

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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Maqamat

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.

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Morning Coffee with Evie Demetriou and Guy Cools

Mia HabisEvie DemetriouGuy Cools

Mia Habis, Director of BIPOD festival, meets the artists Evie Demetriou and Guy Cools to discuss their latest creation, the s...

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Morning Coffee with Khouloud Yassine

Mia HabisKhouloud Yassine

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

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Morning Coffee with Pierre Rigal

Mia HabisPierre Rigal

Mia Habis, Director of BIPOD festival, meets the artists for a coffee. She wants to know more and discover things about their...

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Morning Coffee with Māha

Mia HabisMitra Ziaie KiaHiva SedaghatAmirhossein Taghavi

Mia Habis, Director of BIPOD festival, meets the artists for a coffee. She wants to know more and discover things about their...

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Morning Coffee with Guilherme Botelho

Mia HabisGuilherme Botelho

Mia Habis, Director of BIPOD festival, meets the artists for a coffee. She wants to know more and discover things about their...

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