A new creation by Omar Rajeh | Maqamat
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?
Co-produced by HELLERAU –European Center for the Arts Dresden, BIPOD Festival, Romaeuropa Festival with the support of Tanzfabrik Berlin, Charleroi Danse and apap - advancing performing arts project
Concept & Choreography: Omar Rajeh
Dancers: Antonia Kruschel, Charlie Prince, Mia Habis, Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr, & Omar Rajeh
Music Composition: Mahmoud Turkmani & Pablo Palacio
Live Music by Alia Sellami (vocalist), Joss Turnbull (percussion) Mahmoud Turkmani (oud), Pablo Palacio (interactive sonifcation),
Lighting: Guy Hoare
Video artist: Ygor Gama
Drone operator: Hadi Bou Ayash
Costumes: Mia Habis
Technical director: Nadim Deaibes
Sound engineer: Jean-Christophe Batut
Stage manager: Salim Bou Ayash
Tour manager: Aimee Kepa
Video by Hadi Bou Ayash