#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

Espace Des Arts, Chalon Sur Saone, France
Tuesday 19th of November 2019
8:00 pm | Espace Des Arts, Chalon Sur Saone, France

 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

Spring in Autumn Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Friday 1st of November 2019
8:00 pm | Spring in Autumn Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

 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

Dance Inversion Festival, Bolshoi, Moscow, Russia
Friday 27th of September 2019
8:00 pm | Dance Inversion Festival, Bolshoi, Moscow, Russia

 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

Dance Inversion Festival, Bolshoi, Moscow, Russia
Thursday 26th of September 2019
8:01 pm | Dance Inversion Festival, Bolshoi, Moscow, Russia

 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

Boulevard Festival, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Wednesday 7th of August 2019
8:00 pm | Boulevard Festival, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

 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

Boulevard Festival, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tuesday 6th of August 2019
8:00 pm | Boulevard Festival, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

 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

Julidans, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 9th of July 2019
8:00 pm | Julidans, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 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

Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
Wednesday 26th of June 2019
8:00 pm | Athens Festival, Athens, Greece

 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

Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
Tuesday 25th of June 2019
8:00 pm | Athens Festival, Athens, Greece

Wednesday 19th of June 2019
8:00 pm | Tanz Modern Tanz | Städtische Theater Chemnitz , Germany

Friday 5th of April 2019
8:30 pm | BIPOD- Beirut International Platform of Dance

Thursday 4th of April 2019
8:53 pm | BIPOD- Beirut International Platform of Dance

Sunday 27th of January 2019
8:00 pm | Thalia Theatre, Hamburg- Germany

Saturday 26th of January 2019
8:00 pm | Thalia Theatre, Hamburg- Germany

Friday 5th of October 2018
8:00 pm | Tafellhalle Nuremberg, Germany

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
8:00 pm | Cialo Umysl, Warsaw, Poland

Sunday 30th of September 2018
8:00 pm | Romaeuropa Festival, Rome- Italy

Saturday 29th of September 2018
8:00 pm | Romaeuropa Festival, Rome- Italy

Friday 21st of September 2018
8:00 pm | One Dance Week, Plovdiv- Bulgaria

Thursday 30th of August 2018
8:00 pm | 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       

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