MEEM – a Capacity Building and Networking Project

Main applicant: Maqamat Dance Theatre (Lebanon)
Partners: Sareyyet Ramallah – First Ramallah Group (Palestine) / Tanween (Syria) / Cie Chatha (Tunisia-France) / Association Jazz Ame – Cie Nacera Belaza (Algeria-France)
Implementation: Lebanon
Project duration: February 2017 – January 2018
Project code: 02-03098


Through a strong network of dance organizations, MEEM aimed to develop and establish a platform for exchange and a solid soil for contemporary dance in the South Mediterranean region. The partnering organizations have worked on building capacities and generating sustainable artistic collaborations based on theoretical and practical activities and practices related to the contexts of their countries and needs.

Throughout the full programme of activities, 24 young and emerging artists from 10 different countries have been directly involved. 18 international presenters, in addition to representatives from a number of different cultural organisations have taken part in the activities, and by doing so have become familiar with both the work and the conditions of the artists working in the region.

The project is led by Maqamat Dance Theatre, an international dance company founded in 2002 and based in Beirut. In a short period of time, the company has been able to emerge as a central organization in the creation and development of contemporary dance in Lebanon and the Arab region. It is considered today as the founder of a Lebanese Contemporary Dance Scene.


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