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Maqamat Beit El Raqs aims at establishing a platform for innovation, experimentation, and continuous development of contemporary dance culture, in Lebanon and the Region. Through introducing new ideas and concepts of dance and ‘the body’, the company anticipates a new phase of artistic and social productivity, creativity, modernization, and free expression.

Maqamat is a central organization in the creation and development of contemporary dance in Lebanon and the Arab World. It was founded by Omar Rajeh in Beirut in 2002 and it is considered today as “the founder of a Lebanese Contemporary Dance Scene. Maqamat has presented its artistic creations in more than 80 festivals and theatres around the World. Together with a wide network of international and regional partners, MAQAMAT, has supported and presented works for local and international artists. One of the most important achievements was the creation of BIPOD-an international dance festival offering a rich program of artistic events and discussions, Moultaqa LEYMOUN-an international showcase for Lebanese and Arab artists, Takween-an intensive training project, and Citerne Beirut- an important theatre space dedicated mostly to dance, that was forced to be dismantled in 2019.

Maqamat is a co-founder of Masahat Dance Network together with Sareyyet Ramallah and The National Centre of Performing Arts.


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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.