Omar Rajeh | Maqamat Dance Theatre/ Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi, Moonsuk Choi, Ziyad Sahhab, Samir Nasr Eddine en Youssef Hbeisch
Beytna means 'our home'. If that doesn’t sound like a typically Dutch thing to you, you’re right: it is a Lebanese term. Choreographer Omar Rajeh from Lebanon is setting the table for four. His guests are choreographers Hiroaki Umeda, Anani Sanouvi and Koen Augustijnen from Japan, Togo and Belgium, respectively.
They take their seats and scrutinize contemporary dance from each other’s countries. How does it relate to tradition? The artists dance, perform, talk, do the cooking, eat and drink. With great gusto they celebrate their cultural diversity and the similarities. And when their music theatre/dance performance is over they invite the audience onto the stage for some nibbles. A feast for the eyes, and ears, and feet, and mouth. But first and foremost, a spiritual treat, for the mind will not be held back by barriers or visa.
Combiticket on Monday the 7th of August: Phobiarama by Dries Verhoeven and Beytna by Omar Rajeh. Together for € 32,50 / € 30,50 Friends.
On Monday the 7th of August a guest at the Openluchtgesprek at 15:30.
There are free shuttle busses available from the festivalsquare to the location of the show. These busses leave half an hour before the show starts.
Concept & direction Omar Rajeh
Performed by Koen Augustijnen, Ziad Ahmadie, May Bou Matar, Moonsuk Choi, Youssef Hbeisch, Samir Nasr Eddine, Omar Rajeh, Ziyad Sahahb, Anani Sanouvi.
Choreographed by Koen Augustijnen, Omar Rajeh, Anani Sanouvi, and Hiroaki Umeda
Music Composition Ziad Ahmadie, Youssef Hbeisch, Samir Nasr Eddine & Ziyad Sahhab
Percussion Youssef Hbeisch
Voice Nohad Rajeh
Scenography & costumes Mia Habis
Sound Engineer: Jean-Christophe Batut
Lighting design Victor Duran Manzano
Technical director: Nadim Deaibes
Technical assistant: Salim Abou Ayyash
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.
- Entrance price € 25
- Friend price € 22,50
- Genre Dance, Music
- Running time 75 min.
- Attainability Shuttle bus and walking distance
- Location Verkadefabriek/ Grote Zaal
Toilet facilities available
- Accessibility Language no problem, Hearing impairment, Induction loops/infra red system available, Wheelchair accessible