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Maqamat is a dance company that was established in Beirut in 2002 and moved to Lyon in 2020 in the perspective of developing its creative and cultural projects in France and internationally. It played a major role in the organization, creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. It has founded major dance projects such as BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Takween, an intensive training program, Moultaqa Leymoun, a showcase platform supporting artists from different Arab countries and more recently a digital platform Citerne.live.

Acknowledgment 2020 /2021
Maqamat Beit El Raqs received support  from The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) & Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
Maqamat in France is supported by the French Ministry of Culture / DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes au titre de l’aide à la structuration, DGCA/ Ministère de la Culture and Ville de Lyon and Omar Rajeh was supported as an associated artist by the CND- centre National de la Danse and the CND /Lyon


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Maqamat Beit El Raqs is a leading dance house in the Arab World. We aim to provide transformative experiences through dance and to expand the public's enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of dance. We present, produce, commission and tour the best of dance in all its forms to audiences of over 7000 each year in Lebanon, the region and around the world. As a Lebanese registered charity, we rely on the support of individuals, trusts and foundations and businesses to carry out our artistic mission and to support our capital projects and refurbishments. 

Support Maqamat Beit El Raqs  today and help us to:

- present the best dance artists and companies from around the world
- support our Associate Artists and Resident Companies and develop emerging artists
- enable the creation of new work by investing in commissioning and producing
- deliver innovative creative learning projects
- reach as wide an audience as possible and encourage people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy dance
- maintain historic theatres in Lebanon to provide the very best experience for our audiences and artists
- create and fund a new mid-scale dance venue in the Chouf to compliment and expand our offer at our existing stages

 Maqamat Beit El Raqs is fortunate to have a community of individual supporters whose donations support our work both on stage and off. Their generosity enables us to produce and present more of the dance they love.

If you are interested supporting Maqamat Beit El Raqs there are lots of ways to get involved and enjoy more of everything Maqamat Beit El Raqs has to offer. You can join as a Friend, Member or Patron, Donor or Major Donor or In Kind Supporter.