by Maqamat Dance Theatre, Leymoun - Arab Dance Platform is a meeting for emerging and established artists from
the regional dance scene, together with international dance professionals,
critics, and producers.
Its purpose is to create a pan-Arab Contemporary Dance
collaborative network, that allows for the sharing and dissemination of
information about the work of Arab dance artists, choreographers, and
practitioners, both regionally and internationally. We
focus on the development and cultivation of contemporary dance in the
Mediterranean and Arab Region by providing a platform for exchange, meetings, and training for young dance artists, organizing
seminars, talks and discussion panels, performances and informal studio
As the five previous editions were a
great success - with the participation of more than 150 international
presenters, festival directors, critics, and dance professionals invited
to attend the platform - the platform has become
an important rendez-vous.
It has played a very important role in the development and
progress of an Arab contemporary dance scene and it created a very strong
condition for artist visibility and future opportunities, allowing future artistic
residencies, collaborations, co-productions, network and exchange for artists. Such possibilities are rare, especially in
such a time of great regional change.