Instead of looking at the body as one entity with one centre, the body represents an interactive relationship of ‘bodies’ giving it its dynamics, presence, and meaning. It focuses on centres of dynamics that could be seen as centres of attention and communication. Creating spaces of inspiration that are framed, mutated, and dissolved in time, is a central concept of this approach. The MaqaM aims to introduce a broader concept of choreography and dance based on inner impulses of presence rather than pure physical forms. Movement becomes an urgency for being and for the generation of meaning rather than for showing forms and exhibiting representations.
Omar Rajeh is artistic director of Maqamat, founder of BIPOD and founder and artistic director of Citerne Beirut. He is a critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer as well as a leading figure of contemporary dance in the Arab World. Based in Beirut, Omar Rajeh | Maqamat has performed over 19 choreographic works in major European, regional and international theatres and festivals.
Where: Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg
When: Feb. 18/19/21/22, 3 pm