Cent Mille Façons de Parler

PREMIERE 26 NOVEMBER 2021 at Espace des Arts/ Chalon-sur-Saône- France

“Let the beauty you love be what you do”- RUMI

Cent Mille Façons de Parler is inspired by the love poems of the Persian poet Jalal Al-Dīn Rūmī. Away from the sublime and the romantic conceptions of love, this work acknowledges love as an action of being, a force of presence and a drive for change. A moment of creation that carries within itself another moment of destruction and collapse. Love is at its extreme, in its becoming a drive. Motivation is courage, it is the ability to be with one another, to trust the process and go through the realm of life that is 'the continuously shifting and spiraling'.

A production of Omar Rajeh | Maqamat | Co-produced by Espace des Arts – Chalon-sur-Soâne | Maison de la Danse, Lyon | CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble| Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort | L’Esplanade du Lac, Divonne-les-Bains | Creative Residency at Citerne Beirut | Cie La Baraka / La Chapelle - Abou Lagraa & Nawal Aït Benalla | Studio Chatha Lyon / Aicha M’Barek & Hafiz Dhaou | With the support of the Goethe Institute / Lyon

Maqamat is supported by Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes au titre de l’aide à la structuration, DGCA/ Ministère de la Culture and La Ville de Lyon

performance dates and touring

Friday 26th of November 2021
8:30 pm | Festival Transdanses, Espace des Arts| Chalon-sur-Saône, France

cast and credits

Choreographer Omar Rajeh
Assistant Choreographer Mia Habis
Dancers Emma Dufief, Charlie Prince, Antonia Kruschel, Nunzio Perricone, Elise Bruyère, Francesco Ferrari
Music Composition Joss Turnbull (percussion), Charbel Haber (electric guitar), Ghalia Benali (Voice)
Paper Folder Alexis Merat
Costume Designer Marcus Barros Cardoso
Light Designer Guy Hoare
Technical Director Christian François
Sound Engineer Jean-Christophe Batut
Stage Manager Cyril Casano
Administrator Bruno Viguier
Production Coordinator Chafic El Hallal

Cover photo Wilfrid Haberey Photos Julien Piffaut