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 is a Lebanese choreographer and dancer living in Beirut.
After an MA in Dance from the University of Surrey, he founded his company in Beirut in 2002. Since then, Omar Rajeh has created 19 choreographic pieces and performed in major European and international theaters and festivals.
Omar’s work seeks an extraordinary physical presence and aims at continuously questioning the individual human experience in relation to the social political environment His choreographies convey powerful movements and are always imprinted with strong political connections.
His work has made a significant difference and an essential contribution to the establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon.
Rajeh is the founder of BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, one of the richest and most important contemporary dance festivals in the Arab Countries.
He is a co-founder of Masahat Dance Network, a regional contemporary dance network across Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan.
In addition, he is the founder of Moultaqa Leymoun, a platform to showcase and develop the work of young and established Arab artists.