Maqamat moved to Lyon in 2020 in the perspective of developing its creative and cultural projects in France and internationally. The company counts more than twenty choreographic creations in its repertoire and enjoys great recognition around the world. Maqamat was initially founded in 2002 in Beirut by choreographer Omar Rajeh. Maqamat emerged as a major organization in the creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. Maqamat have founded major dance projects such as BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Takween, an intensive training program, and Moultaqa Leymoun, a showcase platform supporting artists from different Arab countries.