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  • Every day from 06:00 pm until 11:30 pm, Apr 13 2016 to Apr 30 2016
  • Al Madina Theatre | Théâtre Beryte | Maqamat Beit el Raqs
  • Arts & Culture, Other

BIPOD–Beirut International Platform of Dance
12th EDITION | April 13 - 30th, 2016
Al Madina Theatre | Théâtre Beryte | Maqamat Beit el Raqs

BIPOD, an annual contemporary dance platform, continues this year to enhance its already established reputation as one of the most important dance festivals in the region. It has developed a new approach to this medium in Lebanon and established a strong international connection.

As part of promoting and developing the dance scene in Lebanon and the Arab Countries, Maqamat organises, for four days within BIPOD 2016, the 5th edition of 'Moultaqa Leymoun', a focus on 22 Lebanese and Arab dance artists.

BIPOD 2016 video trailer: http://www.maqamat.org/videos/11

For a full detailed program please visit http://www.maqamat.org/bipods/2016

[BEYTNA]
MAQAMAT | OMAR RAJEH IN COLLABORATION WITH LE TRIO JOUBRAN CHOREOGRAPHED BY KOEN AUGUSTIJNEN, OMAR RAJEH, ANANI SANOUVI, AND HIROAKI UMEDA

WEDNESDAY 13TH OF APRIL
THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL
FRIDAY 15TH OF APRIL
8:30 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

MOULTAQA LEYMOUN:
FOCUS ON LEBANESE AND ARAB ARTISTS

[PILLARS OF BLOOD]
IRAQI BODIES | ANMAR TAHA (IRAQ)
THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL
7:00 PM | BERYTE THEATRE

DOUBLE BILL
[LIBERTE TOUJOURS! | NEW CREATION]
JADD TANK (LEBANON)
[TO BE…]
SHARAF DAR ZAID (PALESTINE)
FRIDAY 15TH OF APRIL
6:00 PM | BERYTE THEATRE

[ZAAFARAN | WORK IN PROGRESS]
MAHA GROUP IN COLLABORATION WITH MAQAMAT | OMAR RAJEH (IRAN | LEBANON)
SATURDAY 16TH OF APRIL
5:00 PM | BERYTE THEATRE

[TRACES OF ABSENCE]
GHIDA HACHICHO (LEBANON)
SATURDAY 16TH OF APRIL
7:00 PM | BERYTE THEATRE

[SACRÉ PRINTEMPS!]
CHATHA | AICHA M’BAREK & HAFIZ DHAOU (TUNISIA | FRANCE)
SATURDAY 16TH OF APRIL
9:00 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

[MES MAINS SONT PLUS AGÉES QUE MOI]
DANYA HAMMOUD (LEBANON)
SUNDAY 17TH OF APRIL
7:00 PM | BERYTE THEATRE
MONDAY 18TH OF APRIL
8:30 PM | BERYTE THEATRE

[TIME TAKES THE TIME TIME TAKES]
GN|MC | GUY NADER | MARIA CAMPOS (LEBANON | SPAIN)
SUNDAY 17TH OF APRIL
9:00 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

[SIDEWAYS RAIN]
CIE ALIAS (SWITZERLAND)
TUESDAY 19TH OF APRIL
8:30 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE
WEDNESDAY 20TH OF APRIL
9:00 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

[DOUBLE BILL: THE RETURN OF MODERN DANCE BY TRAJAL HARRELL | AGAINST THE CURRENT, GLOW BY CRISTIAN DUARTE]
CULLBERG BALLET (SWEDEN)
WEDNESDAY 20TH OF APRIL
7:00 PM | BERYTE THEATRE
THURSDAY 21ST OF APRIL
8:30 PM | BERYTE THEATRE

[KAASH]
AKRAM KHAN COMPANY (UNITED KINGDOM)
FRIDAY 22ND OF APRIL
SATURDAY 23RD OF APRIL
8:30 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

[UNTITLED_I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE]
ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI (ITALY)
THURSDAY 28TH OF APRIL
8:30 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

[QUARTET]
RAIMUND HOGHE (GERMANY)
SATURDAY 30TH OF APRIL
8:30 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

BODY INSTALLATION:
[PLEASE DON’T TOUCH THE TRASH]
NADINE ABOU ZAKI (LEBANON)
SATURDAY 16TH OF APRIL
SUNDAY 17TH OF APRIL
7:30 PM | NOHA AL RADI


22 artists from Lebanon and other Arab Countries and more than 40 international dance programmers are participating in this year’s edition of Moultaqa Leymoun.

STUDIO PRESENTATIONS
FRIDAY 15TH OF APRIL
10:00 AM | MAQAMAT BEIT EL RAQS | BAAKLINE, CHOUF

AMAR AL BOJRAD | IRAQ
BASSAM BOU DIAB | LEBANON
CHARLIE PRINCE | LEBANON
HAMDI DRIDI | TUNISIA
HOOR MALAS | SYRIA
MOUNIR SAEED | EGYPT
NATALIE SALSA | JORDAN
ROMY ASSOUAD | LEBANON
SINA SABERI | IRAN

LEYMOUN ARTISTIC RESIDENCY
WITH GUILLERMO BOTELHO | CIE ALIAS
FROM 10TH TO 17TH APRIL | MAQAMAT BEIT EL RAQS,| BAAKLINE, CHOUF

15 dancers from Lebanon and the Arab Countries will work hand in hand with renowned choreographer Guillermo Botelho and company ALIAS on their already touring performance Sideways Rains. The Arab dancers will rehearse for 10 days in the Chouf Mountains at MAQAMAT - Beit El Raqs with the dancers and choreographer of the Swiss dance company. After Beirut they will travel with the piece to Jordan and Palestine to perform in the Amman and Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festivals.

WORKSHOPS ( LIMITED CAPACITY):

[FESTIVAL TECHNICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP]
WITH JONATHAN SAMUELS ( UNITED KINGDOM)
MONDAY 11TH OF APRIL TO SUNDAY 17TH OF APRIL


[WORKSHOP WITH CULLBERG BALLET]
PHYSICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE RETURN OF THE MODERN DANCE AND AGAINST THE CURRENT, GLOW
THURSDAY 21ST OF APRIL
11:00 AM | 1 PM SALLE POLYVALENTE, USJ

[WORKSHOP WITH TOVE SAHLIN]
IMAGINING IDENTITY
THURSDAY 21ST OF APRIL
2:00 PM | 4 PM SALLE POLYVALENTE, USJ

[WORKSHOP WITH GUY NADER | MARIA CAMPOS]
PARTNERING | CREATION TOOLS
FRIDAY 22ND OF APRIL
11:00 AM | 1 PM

[WORKSHOP WITH AKRAM KHAN CIE]
SATURDAY 23RD OF APRIL
11:00 AM | 1PM AL-MADINA THEATRE

[WORKSHOP WITH ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI]
UNTITLED _ JUGGLING WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY 27TH OF APRIL
4:00 PM | 7 PM AT CIRQUENCIEL- SIN EL FIL

SEMINARS:

[SEMINAR WITH ARND WESEMANN]
DANCE CRITIC: BODY, STATE, SOVEREIGNTY | HOW TO TALK ABOUT DANCE?
SATURDAY 16TH OF APRIL
SUNDAY 17TH OF APRIL
MONDAY 18TH OF APRI10:00 AM



TALKS:

"DANCE AND ACTIVISM"- DISCUSSION PANELS
MODERATED BY SIMON DOVE ( USA)

SATURDAY 16TH OF APRIL
10:00 AM TO 4:30 PM | METROPOLIS, SOFIL

SUNDAY 17TH OF APRIL
3:00 PM TO 5: 00 PM | METROPOLIS, SOFIL

MEET THE ARTIST:

TALK WITH RAIMUND HOGHE
WRITING WITH WORDS AND BODIES
SATURDAY 30TH OF APRIL
11:00 AM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

VIDEO DANCE SCREENINGS:

WEDNESDAY 13TH OF APRIL
THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL
7:00 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

DEMENTIA | VAHID GOOSSUN
MIA HABIS / “ROOM” AT CODA FESTIVAL | NEIL NISBET
ORENDA | JANA YOUNES
ALMAS | AMIRA RAMIREZ
TIME TAKES THE TIME TAKES | GUY NADER|MARIA CAMPOS & GUS&LO
WHAT IS YOUR DANCE, ABOUT MOULTAQA LEYMOUN | ERIC ORHAN

EXHIBITION:

LEYMOUN EXHIBITION
CHOSEN PHOTOGRAPHIES
WEDNESDAY 13TH OF APRIL
THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL
7:00 PM | AL-MADINA THEATRE

FOR OTHER BODIES:

SOLIDARITY FRIDGE
FIGHTING AGAINST WASTE
BIPOD will put inside Al-Madina Theatre, a refrigerator where people can donate food and other items to their poverty neighbors.

PARTNERS

Organizers:
Maqamat Dance Theatre
Leymoun

Partners:
Ministry of Culture | Ministry of Tourism | FNB | Italian Embassy in Beirut | Swedish Embassy in Beirut | Swiss Embassy in Beirut | General Consulate of Sweden in Beirut | Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands |Belgium Embassy | British Council | ProHelvetia | Goethe Institute | Eunic | Instituto Cervantes Beirut | Institut Francais du Liban | Institut Francais Paris | Smedcv/ EU/ Medculture | inaem | AC/E | NPN | MIBACT - The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Sponsors:
FNB - First National Bank
WARDE
Media Partners:
LBC INTERNATIONAL
Al Jadeed TV
Promomedia
Hawacom tv
Hawakom fm
Al Akhbar
Annahar
Voix du Liban

Supporters:
National Library Baakline
Over the counter
Dots
Verde Rosa
Bread Republic
Bardo
Bobo
Olio
Lux


Tickets are available at Librairie Antoine

Don't forget to register to the masterclasses in advance and to benefit from the BIPOD PASS.

Ask to JOIN BIPOD'S FAMILY and buy the SUPPORT TICKET ! The festival welcomes DONATIONS with an amount of your choice. Your contribution can make a difference and help BIPOD sustain and prosper.

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