BEYTNA

Omar Rajeh, Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi and Hiroaki Umeda

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Omar Rajeh | Maqamat with Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi, Shang-Chi Sun, Hiroaki Umeda,  Ziad El Ahmadie, Samir Nasr Eddine & Youssef Hbeisch 

Beytna premiered in Tanzquartier Wien in April 2016 and toured until 2017 with the initial music group  LE TRIO JOUBRAN

“With good friends … and good food on the board … we may well ask, when shall we live if not now?” M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Four choreographers and four musicians coming from Lebanon, Japan, Palestine, Belgium, and Togo are meeting onstage over a banquet of food. They are coming from different continents, cultures, and countries. They have different artistic experiences, with different backgrounds and ideas. What connects them is their profession. They talk, drink, laugh, dance, and eat together.
The simplicity of this meeting would be a starting point to a more complex choreographic and conceptual performance structure. 'Beytna' is a simple invitation to the home of the other; health, happiness, pleasure, compassion, and friendship. It is an invitation to the artist's profession and choreographic construction as much as it is to the forms and situations of the past.

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


performance dates and touring

Beytna photo by tony elieh 9565 112 web
Omar Rajeh | Maqamat with Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi, Shang-Chi Sun, Hiroaki Umeda,  Ziad El Ahmadie, Samir Nasr Eddine & Youssef Hbeisch 

Beytna premiered in Tanzquartier Wien in April 2016 and toured until 2017 with the initial music group  LE TRIO JOUBRAN

“With good friends … and good food on the board … we may well ask, when shall we live if not now?” M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Four choreographers and four musicians coming from Lebanon, Japan, Palestine, Belgium, and Togo are meeting onstage over a banquet of food. They are coming from different continents, cultures, and countries. They have different artistic experiences, with different backgrounds and ideas. What connects them is their profession. They talk, drink, laugh, dance, and eat together.
The simplicity of this meeting would be a starting point to a more complex choreographic and conceptual performance structure. 'Beytna' is a simple invitation to the home of the other; health, happiness, pleasure, compassion, and friendship. It is an invitation to the artist's profession and choreographic construction as much as it is to the forms and situations of the past.

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

| Theatre du Maillon, Strasbourg- France
Friday 1st of February 2019
8:05 pm | | Theatre du Maillon, Strasbourg- France

Beytna photo by tony elieh 9565 112 web
Omar Rajeh | Maqamat with Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi, Shang-Chi Sun, Hiroaki Umeda,  Ziad El Ahmadie, Samir Nasr Eddine & Youssef Hbeisch 

Beytna premiered in Tanzquartier Wien in April 2016 and toured until 2017 with the initial music group  LE TRIO JOUBRAN

“With good friends … and good food on the board … we may well ask, when shall we live if not now?” M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Four choreographers and four musicians coming from Lebanon, Japan, Palestine, Belgium, and Togo are meeting onstage over a banquet of food. They are coming from different continents, cultures, and countries. They have different artistic experiences, with different backgrounds and ideas. What connects them is their profession. They talk, drink, laugh, dance, and eat together.
The simplicity of this meeting would be a starting point to a more complex choreographic and conceptual performance structure. 'Beytna' is a simple invitation to the home of the other; health, happiness, pleasure, compassion, and friendship. It is an invitation to the artist's profession and choreographic construction as much as it is to the forms and situations of the past.

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

| Theatre du Maillon, Strasbourg- France
Thursday 31st of January 2019
8:05 pm | | Theatre du Maillon, Strasbourg- France

Beytna photo by tony elieh 9565 112 web
Omar Rajeh | Maqamat with Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi, Shang-Chi Sun, Hiroaki Umeda,  Ziad El Ahmadie, Samir Nasr Eddine & Youssef Hbeisch 

Beytna premiered in Tanzquartier Wien in April 2016 and toured until 2017 with the initial music group  LE TRIO JOUBRAN

“With good friends … and good food on the board … we may well ask, when shall we live if not now?” M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Four choreographers and four musicians coming from Lebanon, Japan, Palestine, Belgium, and Togo are meeting onstage over a banquet of food. They are coming from different continents, cultures, and countries. They have different artistic experiences, with different backgrounds and ideas. What connects them is their profession. They talk, drink, laugh, dance, and eat together.
The simplicity of this meeting would be a starting point to a more complex choreographic and conceptual performance structure. 'Beytna' is a simple invitation to the home of the other; health, happiness, pleasure, compassion, and friendship. It is an invitation to the artist's profession and choreographic construction as much as it is to the forms and situations of the past.

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

| Theatre du Maillon, Strasbourg- France
Wednesday 30th of January 2019
8:00 pm | | Theatre du Maillon, Strasbourg- France

Saturday 5th of May 2018
8:00 pm | New Baltic Dance, Lithuania

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018
8:00 pm | Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland

Saturday 28th of April 2018
8:30 pm | De L'Octogone, Pully, Switzerland

Wednesday 25th of April 2018
8:00 pm | Lignon, Vernier/GE, Switzerland

Monday 23rd of April 2018
8:00 pm | Gessneralle, Zurikh, Switzerland

Sunday 22nd of April 2018
6:00 pm | Gessneralle, Zurikh, Switzerland

Friday 20th of April 2018
8:00 pm | Salle CO2, Bulle, Switzerland

Wednesday 28th of March 2018
9:30 pm | Centquatre, Paris, France

Tuesday 27th of March 2018
9:30 pm | Centquatre, Paris, France

Saturday 17th of February 2018
8:00 pm | Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

Wednesday 14th of February 2018
8:30 pm | Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

Friday 6th of October 2017
8:00 pm | Tafelhalle, Nuremberg, Germany

Wednesday 27th of September 2017
8:00 pm | Magdalenazaal ( organized by Cultuurcentrum Brugge), Brugge, Belgium

Saturday 9th of September 2017
8:00 pm | Tanztheater (Orangerie Herrenhausen), Hannover, Germany

Friday 8th of September 2017
8:00 pm | Tanztheater (Orangerie Herrenhausen), Hannover, Germany

Monday 7th of August 2017
8:30 pm | Boulevard, S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Sunday 6th of August 2017
8:30 pm | Boulevard, S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Saturday 8th of July 2017
8:00 am | Julidans, Amsterdam

Friday 7th of July 2017
8:00 am | Julidans, Amsterdam

Wednesday 28th of June 2017
8:00 am | Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Tuesday 27th of June 2017
8:00 am | Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Sunday 11th of June 2017
8:00 pm | Theater Der Welt, Hamburg, Germany

Saturday 10th of June 2017
7:00 pm | Theater Der Welt, Hamburg, Germany

Friday 17th of February 2017
8:30 am | Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

Friday 20th of January 2017
8:00 pm | DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

Thursday 19th of January 2017
8:00 pm | DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

Wednesday 18th of January 2017
8:00 pm | DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

Tuesday 29th of November 2016
7:30 pm | Theater Im Pfalzbau - Ludwigshafen

Monday 28th of November 2016
7:30 pm | Theater Im Pfalzbau - Ludwigshafen

Saturday 14th of May 2016
8:30 pm | Fabbrica Europa | Stazione Leopolda, Florence

Friday 13th of May 2016
8:30 pm | Fabbrica Europa | Stazione Leopolda, Florence

Friday 15th of April 2016
8:30 pm | Bipod-Beirut International Platform of Dance | Al Madina Theatre

Thursday 14th of April 2016
8:30 pm | Bipod-Beirut International Platform of Dance | Al Madina Theatre

Wednesday 13th of April 2016
8:30 pm | BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance | Al Madina Theatre

Sunday 10th of April 2016
8:00 pm | Maison des Arts de Créteil

Saturday 9th of April 2016
8:00 pm | Maison des Arts de Créteil

Thursday 7th of April 2016
8:00 pm | Tanzquartier Wien

Wednesday 6th of April 2016
8:00 pm | Tanzquartier Wien


cast and credits

Cast & Credits 

Performed by Koen Augustijnen,  Omar Rajeh, Anani Sanouvi, May Bou Matar, Moonsuk Choi, Youssef Hbeisch, Ziad Ahmadie, Samir Nasr Eddine, Oussama Abdel Fattah .Choreographed by Koen Augustijnen, Omar Rajeh, Anani Sanouvi, and Hiroaki UmedaMusic Composition Ziad Ahmadie, Youssef Hbeisch, Samir Nasr Eddine , Oussama Abdel Fattah
Percussion Youssef Hbeisch Voice Nohad Rajeh Scenography & costumes Mia Habis Sound Engineer Jean-Christophe Batut Lighting design Victor Duran Manzano Tailor Georges Jamo Graphic design & video animation Joe Elias/Nimslabs Photography Tony Elieh

Produced by Maqamat Beit El Raqs Co-produced by BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Tanzquartier Wien, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, CCN de La Rochelle / Cie Accrorap-Direction Kader Attou, Theater im Pfalzbau-Ludwigshafen, and Fondazione Fabbrica Europa.