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This is a reminder: Deadline to apply for Takween is Thursday June 30th.
Make sure to send your application form to Maqamat Dance Theatre if you haven’t done so already!
Contact Maqamat Dance Theatre
Maqamat Dance Theatre would like to announce that it is accepting applications for Takween 2011.
For more information and to receive the application forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Maqamat Dance Theatre
The deadline to apply is JUNE 30, 2011.
JOIN US IN THE DANCE!
“Contemporary dance blooms in Beirut’s Arab Spring”
The Independent UK
“Dans un pays aussi dynamique qu’est le Liban sur le plan artistique, BIPOD fait figure d’avant-garde et entraine dans son sillage toute une génération d’artistes plein de vie et d’envies”
After almost 3 amazing weeks of contemporary dance, BIPOD (Beirut International Platform of Dance) ended with a great performance created by Gilles Jobin leaving the audience with a mixed feeling: satisfaction and impatience. Satisfaction because BIPOD team has achieved an amazing work; impatience because one year seems too long to wait for the next edition… However, Maqamat Theatre Dance never stops working to “infuse Beirut with Culture” and the effervescence is still palpable in the office even 20 days after the festival.
Promising Professional Start for Takween Collective at the Arab Dance Platform
One of the achievements of Maqamat Theatre Dance this year is the organization of the Arab Dance Platform which welcomed more than 100 presenters coming from all over the world to meet Arab dancers and choreographers. Takween Collective was well represented in the ADP with 3 studio presentations and 4 performances achieving a promising professional start.
“On the lips, snow” by Ali Chahrour
“Flash” by Clara Sfeir
“I drank the sea and my fire still burns” by Aurelien Zouki
“Not Connected” by Bassam Abu Diab
“The Virtual Image” by Mahmoud Rabiey
After a first week of amazing performances – especially “Out of Context for Pina”, impressive and unforgettable creation by Alain Platel and Les Ballets C de la B, we liked as well William Forsythe Chamber Work, Chunky Move and “Falling Grace” by Cie. Linga (Marco Cantalupo was one of the teaching choreographers during Takween 2010) – BIPOD continues with the launching, tonight Wednesday 20th of April, of the Arab Dance Platform.
For the second year, Takween Collective will be part of BIPOD -Beirut International Platform of Dance.
Takween Collective satisfies two major objectives of the project founded and organized by Maqamat — sustainability and the development of strong regional foundations for exchange, networking and the researching of new creative directions. The combined effort is not only a milieu for regional and international exchange, but also acts as a shared platform for the presentation of the works created by the emerging young talents. The participants of TAKWEEN-BCD 2010 will join in this shared effort to further establish, consolidate and celebrate contemporary dance in the Arab region and beyond.
Maqamat Dance Theatre is proud to announce the 7th edition of BIPOD – Beirut International Platform of Dance 2011. This year the program is expected to be one of the best since Beirut will welcome internationally acclaimed contemporary dance companies from April, 14 until April, 30.
Moreover, selected Contemporary Dance Choreographers from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, and Morocco along with Takween Collective participants, will present their works during the second edition of the Arab Dance Platform organized by Leymoun- Arab Contemporary Dance Network & Maqamat Dance Theatre.
THE ARAB DANCE PLATFORM
APRIL 20–24, 2011
Know more about The Arab Dance Platform & the Program
Forsythe Chamber Works (Germany), N.N.N.N. The Vile Parody of Address
APRIL 14, 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
Alain Platel | Les Ballets C de la B (Belgium), Out of Context
APRIL 15, 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
Cie Linga (Switzerland), Falling Grace
APRIL 16, 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
Chunky Move (Australia), GLOW
APRIL 17, 2011, AL MADINA 19.00 & 20.30
De Stilte (Netherlands), Alice +6, CHILDRENS PERFORMANCE
APRIL 17, 2011, MONNOT 16:00
THE ARAB DANCE PLATFORM
APRIL 20–24, 2011
Akram Khan Company (UK), Vertical Road
APRIL 26–27, 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
Muriel Romero and Pablo Palacio (Spain), Catexis
APRIL 28, 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
Panta Rei (Norway), We Fiction & Private Rite
APRIL 29, 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
Cie. Gilles Jobin (Switzerland), Spider Galaxies
APRIL 30. 2011, AL MADINA 20.30
• VIDEO DANCE SCREENINGS by CINEDANS and FORWARD MOTION
• PHOTO EXHIBITION: MUSHROOMS AND FIG LEAVES | MAQAMAT DANCE THEATRE | PHOTOS by RIMA MAROUN
• DANCE WORKSHOPS:
CHUNKY MOVE | Saturday, April 16 | 11.00 – 13.00
AKRAM KHAN | Monday, April 25 | 17.00 – 20.00
Mission Culturelle Francaise au Liban
Time Out Beirut
Le Bristol Hotel
Le Riviera Hotel
Clos Saint Thomas
Bardo, Bar & Restaurant
Bread Republic/ Cow&Apple
Dots Dar El Kotob
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
For more information, please contact
Maqamat Dance Theatre
2nd floor, Estral Bldg.
Hamra Main Street, Beirut Lebanon
+961 01 34 38 34
+961 71 61 66 33
As promised, Takween Collective will be back soon. Don’t miss the next Arab Dance Platform. Stay tuned, BIPOD and Arab Dance Platform program to be released soon!
Maqamat is looking for volunteers for BIPOD and ADP, if you want to join the team and live a wonderful Festival experience, please contact Maqamat office:
Ca y est… 3 mois ce sont écoulés. Aujourd’hui, j’ai cette sensation désagréable de m’être réveillée d’un rêve, la tête un peu sonnée, l’envie de se rendormir et de continuer l’aventure. Mais rien n’y fait, j’ai les yeux bien ouverts sur une nouvelle réalité, ce matin, pas de studio…
Je repense à vous tous, Ali, Razmig, Dima, Clara, Anne, Ghia, Mahmoud, Methkal, Aurélien, Rima, Yendi, Bassam… Vous me manquez tellement.
Heureusement, nous avons encore plein de choses à faire ensemble, des projets plein la tête, des festivals… Et le studio ne restera pas vide longtemps! Takween Collective commence maintenant!
Je vous aime!