From Scratch

Ioannis Mandafounis
May 29, 2022
4:00 PM


Ioannis’ aim is to create on the spot a performance based upon the spectators’ ideas that will be thrown at him at the time of the performance. To collect, process and render the audience’s suggestions in the form of a dance, improvised instantaneous performance, hence its title. By involving the audience in the creative process, Ioannis offers a new perspective on the choreographic art, from the inside, which aims to help understand some of the rules and tools of the composition of a choreographic piece. Photos © Jean-Baptiste Bucau

BIPOD 2022
Ioannis MandafounisConcept and Interpretation
Mélanie FréguinProduction Management


Maqamat moved to Lyon in 2020 in the perspective of developing its creative and cultural projects in France and internationally. The company counts more than twenty choreographic creations in its repertoire and enjoys great recognition around the world. Maqamat was initially founded in 2002 in Beirut by choreographer Omar Rajeh. It emerged as a major organization in the creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. Maqamat has founded major dance projects such as BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Takween, an intensive training program, Moultaqa Leymoun, a showcase platform supporting artists from different Arab countries and more recently the online platform

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With the support of

Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon
République et canton de Genève
Ville de Genève
Swiss Arts Council

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