Participant Profile

Omar Rajeh


Omar Rajeh is a critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer. His work has made a significant change and an essential contribution to the establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. Omar and his company Maqamat has performed over 20 choreographic creations in major international theatres and festivals. Seeking an extraordinary physical presence through vigorous movements with strong socio-political connections, his choreographies leave a powerful imprint on the audience.

Omar is the founder of BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, which offers a rich program of international contemporary dance performances, workshops, seminars, and meetings. He is also a co-founder of Masahat Dance Network, a regional contemporary dance network across Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan and the founder of Moultaqa Leymoun, a platform to showcase and develop the work of young and established artists.