bipod 2021

beirut international platform of dance

BIPOD 2021 | Architecture of a Ruined Body

17th Edition | 16 May to 27 June 2021


For its 17th edition of BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Maqamat company invites cultural partners in 8 different countries to gather around the project entitled ‘Architecture of a Ruined Body’ from May 16th until June 27th, which gathers artists, festivals and cultural venues in Europe and across the Mediterranean to question the body’s remaining possibilities, vulnerabilities, resilience or revolt, and simply its being in moments of crisis. We acknowledge that the world we live is in a phase of global transformation and change. After the shocking social, political, and health incidents of 2019 & 2020, it seems inevitable that culture is at the forefront to question and be questioned, to explore and be explored, to renew thought and be renewed.

More than 70 artists, 10 cities across Europe and the Mediterranean, 10 cultural organizations in 8 different countries, getting together for live streaming of dance performances, site specific events, walks in the cities, conversations and more on

A cultural project by Maqamat, In Cooperation with Allianz Kultustiftung. Co-curated by and in partnership with le CND/Lyon, CCN Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort/ Viadanse, Les SUBS - Lyon, Taldans, Menhir, Sareyyet Ramallah, Egomio Cultural Centre, Rézodanse, Dan.Cin.Lab. Supported by Prohelvetia, Al Mawred, AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

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