Founded in 2006, MASAHAT (Landscapes) dance network is concerned with developing strong relationships between individual artists, dance associations and companies. The network focuses on the exchange and development of collaborative projects between artists from different cultural, social and artistic backgrounds.
MASAHAT’s objectives are to broaden the space for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and to develop a new perspective of artistic creation not limited to the borders of a country or the anthem of a nation. Our aim is to unite artists in celebrating their present human condition as a diverse group. We do our best to visualize the body from an uncommon gaze and use it as an expressive and, perhaps, revolutionary tool. Focusing on contemporary perceptions of the ‘body,’ MASAHAT itself could be considered a new body that aims at building capacities, developing public awareness, encouraging diversity and promoting social themes through the organization of artistic events.
This how, every year, BIPOD (Beirut International Platform of Dance), RCDF (Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival), and ACDF (Amman Contemporary Dance Festival) unite in making distances closer and experiences bigger.
MASAHAT PARTNERSMaqamat | BIPOD - Lebanon Sareyyet Ramallah | First Ramallah Group | RCDF - Palestine The National Center for Culture & Performing Arts | King Hussein Foundation | ACDF- Jordan
MOULTAQA LEYMOUN is a platform to showcase and make visible the work of emerging and established dance artists from Arab countries. Moultaqa Leymoun plays a major role establishing a pan-Arab Contemporary Dance collaborative network that allows for the sharing and dissemination of information about the work of Arab dance artists, choreographers, and practitioners.
MOULTAQA LEYMOUN attracts over 60 international dance professionals, critics, and producers annually, who through the event attend meetings and develop exchange projects with the showcased artists. The outcome is significant and extremely beneficial not only in terms of presenting the works of the artists internationally but also through co-producing and supporting their future projects.
apap (advancing performing arts project) is an international artistic network comprising 11 organisations from across Europe and working with more than 30 artists for a 4 year period. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU, apap is dedicated to the sustainable support of contemporary dance and performance in Europe and abroad as well as a strong focus on enlarging audiences and facilitating knowledge transfer between cultural organisations.
Maqamat| BIPOD is an associate partner of apap, the only non-European partner of the network. As an associate partner, Maqamat have nominated 3 artists Charlie Prince (Lebanon), Sina Saberi (Iran) and Bassam Abou Diab (Lebanon) to take part in residency and exchange opportunities that exist within the network of companies as well as hosting other apap artists within Lebanon.
APAP PARTNERSSZENE Salzburg- Salzburg, AustriaStudent Centre Zagreb – Culture of Chance- Zagreb, CoriatiaFundacja Cialo / Umysl - Warsaw, PolandTeatro Nacional D.Maria II- Lisbon, PortugalNanterre-Amandiers- Nanterre, FranceCentrale Fies- Dro, ItalyBIT Teatergarasjen- Bergen, NorwayReykjavik Dance Festival / LÓKA - Reykjavik, Iceland Kunstencentrum BUDA- Kortrijk, BelgiumMaison de la Culture d’Amiens- Amiens, FranceTanfakbrik Berlin - Berlin, Germany