Omar Rajeh Maqamat Dance Theatre LB


Choreography: Omar Rajeh

The bombs that fell on Aleppo were one of the factors behind the surge of refugees which has recently shaken Europe to its foundations. Omar Rajeh’s #minaret deals with the destruction of Aleppo. Can a city die? And along with it the values, ideals, principles, stories and culture that made it what it was? The minaret of the Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo dominated the entire city for almost 1,000 years. Now it lies in ruins. #minaret is a coming-together of contemporary dance, the visual arts and live music, inspired by Aleppo’s legacy of classical music. The piece takes us into the heart of the city and asks questions about destruction and memory.

Artistic Crew:

Co-produced by HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, BIPOD Festival and La Fondazione Romaeuropa – Arte e Cultura

Funders and Supporters:
With the support of apap – advanced performing arts project and Tanzfabrik Berlin

  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 30 August
    21:00 – 22:00
  • Duration: 60min