Beyrouth Jaune

the first performance created by Maqamat in 2002 at Theatre de Beyrouth

Beyrouth Jaune is the first dance performance created by Omar Rajeh for Maqamat in Beirut in January 2002, at 'Theatre de Beyrouth'. Its success allowed for local and international touring for the company and it played a big role in opening possibilities for further development on the local contemporary dance scene. For Rajeh the performance of 'Beyrouth Jaune' is a historical moment for the establishment and development of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon. 

The performance focuses on and highlights many problems facing the youth generation of Lebanon. It deals with issues such as education, political and sectarian racism and the inability to fulfill future dreams. The theme is presented in a stylized way sometimes ironic others serious and dramatic. It is a performance with very powerful physical ability that draws upon personal and intimate issues.  

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performance dates and touring

Saturday 2nd of November 2002
8:00 pm | Theatre Monnot, Beirut, Lebanon

Wednesday 2nd of October 2002
8:00 pm | Visage Du Liban, Cahors, France

Monday 2nd of September 2002
8:00 pm | Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, Cairo, Egypt

Sunday 3rd of March 2002
8:00 pm | Polyzentral Festival, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

Monday 4th of February 2002
8:00 pm | Roaming Inner Landscapes, El Garage, Alexandria

Friday 4th of January 2002
8:00 pm | Dama Dance Festival, Elteatro, Tunisia

Wednesday 2nd of January 2002
8:00 pm | Theatre De Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon

cast and credits

The First cast of 'Beyrouth Jaune'
January 9th, 2002, Theatre De Beyrouth

Choreographed and Directed by Omar Rajeh Performers Zei Khauli, Khouloud Yassine, Hicham Jaber, Bassem Breish, Nada Kano, & Omar Rajeh  Assistant Director Majdi Bou Matar Musicians Tim Pottier (violin) Ziad Sahhab (oud/ lute) Khaled Yassine (drums)   Music Composed by   Tim Pottier, Ziad Sahhab  Light Design    Fadi Yeni Turk  Sound Operator:  Bassel Kasem