Alexandre Roccoli draws his inspiration from the source of possession dances as they may have appeared in Morocco, particularly in the Gnaoua brotherhoods but also in certain more urban contemporary cultures, from hip hop to house music. By playing with the repetition of movements and sounds, Alexandre Roccoli produces a circular, hypnotic and magnetic aesthetic where the body is seized by the vertigo of dance. Between a state of grace and a state of shock, the energy and virtuosity of young Moroccan dancer Yassine Aboulakoul transmits a mad desire to dance.
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 Citerne.live.
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