#minaret

a creation by Omar Rajeh

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“Omar Rajeh is the most famous choreographer from the Arab world.  ( …) "#minaret" in Dresden combines his strengths: powerful movements and a political connection.”

Deutschlandfunk Kultur - Elisabeth Nehring in conversation with Andrea Gerk


#minaret

For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria's largest city. It now lies in ruins.

The once existing 'monument' represented the city's soul. A monumental portrayal of the cultural, the social, the historical and the religious, it stood witness to countless generations of gatherings.

With an eclectic range of artists, #minaret proposes a core question of our everyday life. How do we position ourselves, resist ‘numbing’, and face the images of destruction and confiscation of entire cities and the daily violation of human intimacy and privacy?

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


performance dates and touring

 minaret omar rajeh  photo by stephan floss 020

“Omar Rajeh is the most famous choreographer from the Arab world.  ( …) "#minaret" in Dresden combines his strengths: powerful movements and a political connection.”

Deutschlandfunk Kultur - Elisabeth Nehring in conversation with Andrea Gerk


#minaret

For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria's largest city. It now lies in ruins.

The once existing 'monument' represented the city's soul. A monumental portrayal of the cultural, the social, the historical and the religious, it stood witness to countless generations of gatherings.

With an eclectic range of artists, #minaret proposes a core question of our everyday life. How do we position ourselves, resist ‘numbing’, and face the images of destruction and confiscation of entire cities and the daily violation of human intimacy and privacy?

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

Thalia Theatre, Hamburg- Germany
Sunday 27th of January 2019
12:00 am | Thalia Theatre, Hamburg- Germany

 minaret omar rajeh  photo by stephan floss 020

“Omar Rajeh is the most famous choreographer from the Arab world.  ( …) "#minaret" in Dresden combines his strengths: powerful movements and a political connection.”

Deutschlandfunk Kultur - Elisabeth Nehring in conversation with Andrea Gerk


#minaret

For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria's largest city. It now lies in ruins.

The once existing 'monument' represented the city's soul. A monumental portrayal of the cultural, the social, the historical and the religious, it stood witness to countless generations of gatherings.

With an eclectic range of artists, #minaret proposes a core question of our everyday life. How do we position ourselves, resist ‘numbing’, and face the images of destruction and confiscation of entire cities and the daily violation of human intimacy and privacy?

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

Thalia Theatre, Hamburg- Germany
Saturday 26th of January 2019
12:00 am | Thalia Theatre, Hamburg- Germany

Friday 5th of October 2018
12:00 am | Tafellhalle Nuremberg, Germany

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
12:00 am | Cialo Umysl, Warsaw, Poland

Sunday 30th of September 2018
12:00 am | Romaeuropa Festival, Rome- Italy

Saturday 29th of September 2018
12:00 am | Romaeuropa Festival, Rome- Italy

Friday 21st of September 2018
12:00 am | One Dance Week, Plovdiv- Bulgaria

Thursday 30th of August 2018
12:00 am | Tanzmesse /Tanzhaus, Dusseldorf- Germany

Friday 18th of May 2018
8:00 pm | Hellerau, European Centre for the Arts, Dresden- Germany

Thursday 17th of May 2018
8:00 pm | Hellerau, European Centre for the Arts, Dresden- Germany


cast and credits

Concept & Choreography Omar Rajeh  Music Composition Mahmoud Turkmani  & Pablo Palacio  Performed by Antonia Kruschel, Charlie Prince, Mia Habis, Moonsuk Choi, Omar Rajeh, Yamila Khodr 
Live Music by Joss Turnbull (percussion), Mahmoud Turkmani (oud), Pablo Palacio (interactive sonifcation), Ziad El Ahmadie (Oud) Real Time Movement Analysis Technology Instituto Stocos  Voice Naim Asmar
Lighting Guy Hoare   Video artist Ygor Gama / Dafne Narvaez Berlfein  Drone operator Hadi Bou Ayash   Costumes Mia Habis  Technical director Christian Francois  Sound engineer Philippe Balzé  Stage manager Salim Abou Ayash    Tour manager Aimee Kepa   

A production of
 Omar Rajeh | Maqamat
Co-produced by 
Romaeuropa Festival, BIPOD, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden with the support of Tanzfabrik Berlin, Charleroi danse-centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tanzmesse nrw and apap – advancing performing arts project

Dance floor kindly supplied by Harlequin Flooring