OMAR RAJEH | MAQAMAT
choreographer, dancer, and artistic director
“[Omar Rajeh] makes contemporary dance a proposal of force in present day Lebanon” - Thomas Hahn, DANSER, 2018
Omar Rajeh, a critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer, is a leading figure of the contemporary dance in the Arab world. He founded Maqamat in Beirut in 2002 and implemented the company in Lyon in December 2019 to ground his repertoire there and continue to create and develop projects in France.
As part of Canal 2021, Omar Rajeh, was invited by the CND lyon where he is an associated artist, to talk about his his work and Maqamat's two new creations: Origami Cosmos and Cent Mille Façons de Parler.
Canal 2021, organized by CND, Centre National De La Danse is online, making it possible to discover 30 artistic projects during a month. Through the Canal project, CND makes its location, resources and spaces available to the entire choreographic sector by invited French cultural institutions of various accreditations (CCN, CDC, Scènes conventionnées; Scènes nationales, festivals, etc.).
Acknowledgment 2020 /2021
In 2020 /2021 Maqamat Beit El Raqs received support from The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) & Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
Maqamat is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes au titre de l'aide à la structuration, the DGCA/ Ministère de la culture and La Ville De Lyon
and Omar Rajeh was supported as an associated artist by the CND- centre National de la Danse and the CND /Lyon in 2020.