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Omar Rajeh

Maqamat
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Choreographer

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. HI work, always carried with strong proposals and an invested and vigorous physical presence, is inspired by the socio-political concerns that surrounds it and undeniably leaves an imprint on the public. 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 produced 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. Cover photo by Ibrahim Dirani Portrait by Hadi Bou Ayash

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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. Maqamat emerged as a major organization in the creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. Maqamat have founded major dance projects such as BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Takween, an intensive training program, and Moultaqa Leymoun, a showcase platform supporting artists from different Arab countries.

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