about leymoun

Founded 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 presentations.

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.