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Omar Rajeh is a Lebanese choreographer and dancer based in Lyon. After a master’s degree in dance at the University of Surrey in Great Britain, he created his company Maqamat in Beirut in 2002. Author of more than twenty choreographic creations, his works question the perception of the unity and singularity of the body. He is the founder of BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance and of Moultaqa Leymoun, a platform that promotes and helps the development of the work of choreographers and dancers from the Levant, as well as co-founder of Masahat Dance Network and the creator of the digital platform Citerne.live.
The plurality of the body, spaces of inspiration
Omar Rajeh’s choreographic approach aims to break the centrality of the body and free it from static forms. The body develops interactive relationships that give it its dynamics, its presence and its meaning. In this sense, Omar Rajeh’s technique aims to introduce a broader perspective of choreography and dance, based on the inner impulses of the body rather than pure physical forms.