A dance performance with six artists and a moving circular stage

“Watadour” [It Turns] (2014)
Premiere 15th – 25th January 2014, Al Madina Theatre, Beirut

Omar Rajeh | Maqamat, with Nasser Soumi, in collaboration with Sharif Sehnaoui, and Mazen Kerbaj

'Watadour' is a unique project in its concept. It groups several artists from various disciplines around an innovative and daring idea, which consists in pushing the limits of the possible to its extreme. The performance plays around the idea of ‘the impossible’, the nearly unbelievable and absurd situations we encounter in our everyday life. Everything moves, changes, and shifts around us. “Watadour” is turmoil of machinery with two dancers, a moving circular stage, live visuals, and live music. 

‫"‬وتدور" هو مشروع فريد في مفهومه. يضم عدة فنانين من مختلف التخصصات الفنيه حول فكرة مبتكرة وجريئة، والتي تتمثل في دفع الممكن الى أقصى حدود له. أداء يلعب حول فكرة "المستحيل"، الأوضاع الغير المعقوله، اللتي لا تصدق، واللتي نصادف في حياتنا اليومية. كل شيء يتحرك، يتغير، ويتحول من حولنا.
‫"‬وتدور" هو فوضى الماكينات مع اثنين من الراقصين على مسرح دائري متحرك، مع وسائل بصريه، وموسيقى حية.

For more information on the work: www.omarrajeh.com

performance dates and touring

Wednesday 15th of January 2014
8:30 pm | Al Madina Theatre, Beirut

cast and credits

Concept/Choreography Omar Rajeh Original Idea/ Scenography Nasser Soumi Dance/ Creation Mia Habis, Bassam Bou Diab Composition/Live Music Sharif Sehnaoui Live Visuals and Drawing Mazen Kerbaj Costumes Mia Habis Light Design Jonathan Samuels Technical director Makram Al Halabi Production Zaher Kais, Christel Salem, Ali Akel Set Executive Design and Construction Abou Ajram Group  Teaser Concept: Mia Habis Animation: Jimmy Elias (nimslabs) Music: Sharif Sehnaoui Poster Concept Omar Rajeh / Jimmy Elias (nimslabs) Design Jimmy Elias (nimslabs) Filming and Editing Karam Ghossein Photos by Myriam Boulos | Fadi Bou Ghalyoun | Ali Akel

Produced by Maqamat Dance Theatre Funded by The Norwegian Embassy in Beirut Supported by British Council, Media Partners Al-Akhbar, Agenda Culturel, F/I/2M/P, Time Out With the Support of Dots, Bardo, Abou Ajram Group S.A.R.L., Omar Qassem Al Issa’i Group– Estral Centre, Amadeus- Ecole de Danse et de Musique