Maqamat Dance Theatre

Beirut, Lebanon

Omar Rajeh, choreographer, dancer, and artistic director of Maqamat Dance Theatre, studied at the Lebanese University (diploma in Theatre Arts), and at the University of Surrey, England (MA Dance Studies). In 2002, Omar

Rajeh founded Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut and choreographed numerous pieces for the company that have been performed locally and internationally. Omar is the founder of BIPOD, an annual contemporary dance festival in Beirut, which presents the work of local and international companies and is one of the most important platforms for contemporary dance in the Arab World. In 2009 he founded TAKWEEN–Beirut Contemporary Dance School (in partnership with Sasha Waltz and Guests), an intensive training program for professional dancers and choreographers.