NEWS

JUNE 2019

New Creation

Omar Rajeh will present for the first time "Origami Cosmos", a collaboration with composer Pablo Palacio at Citerne Beirut on the 22nd of June.

More info here.

Omar Rajeh member of the distinguished international jury of artists for PQ19, which opens the evening of 5 June 2019 and continues until 16 June .

The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) organization aims to explore and present contemporary scenography - including stage, costume, lighting, sound, and other elements of performance design.

The PQ mission includes mapping the latest trends in the forms of contemporary scenography and its field of operation, looking at scenography as an important agent in the making of a theatre performance, and exploring its applied forms within other fields.

The jury serves a vital role, as it is the final affirmation of the themes of each Quadrennial, formally recognizing artistic achievement across disciplines in bestowing medals and awards, including the Golden Triga.

More info: http://www.pq.cz/

MAY 2019

Beytna by Omar Rajeh - Maqamat entered its 4th year of international touring and will open the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen Festival in Germany on 3, 4 and 5 May.

More info: https://www.ruhrfestspiele.de/en/program/beytna

APRIL 2019

Citerne Beirut, founded by Omar Rajeh, is opening its doors on the 4th of April. This unique performing art space situated in the heart of Beirut, accessible from all corners, North, South, East and West, Citerne Beirut is the artistic port for all cultures, ideas and identities.

Citerne Beirut was born out of a necessity for an interdisciplinary multifunctional cultural space within Beirut, giving access to more possibilities and ideas.

Starting as a temporary space back in 2017, the new Citerne Beirut will function now over a longer span of time.

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#minaret Lebanese Premiere will be presented on the 4th and 5h of April 2019 as the opening of BIPOD 2019 and Citerne Beirut.

JANUARY 2019

Omar Rajeh has the pleasure to be invited by Teatro Pubblico Pugliese to open the year in Bisceglie,Italy with an amazing group of dancers as part of Libero corpo 2019 program.

The final sharing of this week of work will happen Wednesday, 16 January at 7 pm, at the auditorium Santa Croce in Bisceglie.


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SEPTEMBER- OCTOBER 2018

#minaret - Omar Rajeh | Maqamat - new creation 2018

21 September 2018, Avant-premiere at the One Dance Week Festival: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

29 & 30 September 2018, WORLD PREMIERE at Romaeuropa Festival, Rome, Italy

2 October 2018, Cialo Umysl, Warsaw, Poland

5 October 2018, Tafelhalle im KunstKulturQuartier, Nuremberg, Germany

As part of the performance in Rome, Omar will be conducting a workshop on the 28 of September from 11am to 1pm at the Academia Nazionale di Danza.

Citerne Beirut at the Berlin Round Table Symposium

Omar Rajeh will be delivering a presentation: "Citerne Beirut, A reservoir for inspiration" at the Berlin Public Symposium, held on the 21st and 22nd of September at the Uferstudios.

Under the topic: "Concrete Utopias - Berlin's Future Perspectives for Dance", this round table brings together 19 international and national representatives of Berlin's cultural policy, the dance scene in Berlin, the senate culture administration and external experts with practice models. An opportunity to exchange and talk about structural improvements in working conditions in dance.

AUGUST 2018

#minaret will be performed at the internationale tanzmesse in Düsseldorf on the 30th of August 2018 at 9 pm | tanzhaus nrw - Big Stage.

For more information about Omar Rajeh's work, come visit us at the booth 19- Ground Floor at Tanzmesse from 29th August to the 1st of September 2018.


Citerne Beirut will be presented at Tanzmesse at the internationale tanzmesse in Düsseldorf

An unprecedented contemporary performing arts center in Beirut, initiated by Omar Rajeh | Maqamat. A reservoir for ambitions, inspiration and creativity.

For more information about Citerne Beirut, come visit us at the booth 19- Ground Floor at Tanzmesse from 29th August to the 1st of September 2018.


Residency:

In preparation for the presentation at Tanzmesse, the company will be returning for a second residency at the Ufterstudios at Tanzfabrik Berlin as well as a further residency at Charleroi Danse in Belgium.

JULY 2018

Omar Rajeh is member of the Jury of The Roma Danza Prize this week! This international competition for dancers and choreographers from all over the world gives space and visibility to young artists, fostering relationships between students and the world of work, also through contacts and synergies between theaters, schools and exponents of international dance. The international jury, which has always included prestigious names and great personalities of the dance world, will have the arduous task of selecting the winners.

Maqamat is thrilled to see Hamdi Dridi receive first prize for his work "Tu meur(s) de terre". We have been grateful to see the development of this work, presenting it in two editions of Moultaqa Leymoun and sharing Hamdi's considerable talents.

JUNE 2018

Omar Rajeh is teaching in Maqamat's intensive training program Takween. Emerging artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Iran and Germany are participating in Takween 2018.

An occasion of developing their creative practice and exploring some of the ideas in Omar's choreographic approach.