A Maqamat Dance Theatre Production, In collaboration with LE TRIO JOUBRAN
Choreographed by Koen Augustijnen, Omar Rajeh, Anani Sanouvi, and Hiroaki Umeda
Concept & Direction Omar Rajeh
Co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien, BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshaven
“With good friends … and good food on the board … we may well ask, when shall we live if not now?” - M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating
Four choreographers and four musicians, with different artistic experiences and ideas, coming from different continents, cultures, and countries, are meeting onstage over a banquet of food. They talk, drink, laugh, dance, and prepare food together. A simple meeting that would be a starting point to a more complex choreographic and conceptual performance structure. 'Beytna' is an invitation to the home of the other, to the artist's profession and choreographic construction. It is an invitation that confirms diversity, touches on forms and situations of the past, and searches for a new rhythm, pattern, and logic.