Omar Rajeh

For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria's largest city. It now lies in ruins, like so many other monuments and historical buildings throughout the world. Choreographer Omar Rajeh from Beirut builds up in #minaret: a visually and musically overwhelming dance performance, a plea for the destroyed cities, their inhabitants, culture, history, value and their future. Using images from a drone floating above the stage and a live soundtrack inspired by the classic musical heritage from Aleppo #minaret makes a human statement against the cruelty of wars and the ideologies behind it.

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: Mahmoud Turkmani (oud), Pablo Palacio (interactive sonifcation), Ziad El-Ahmadie (oud), Joss Turnbull (percussions)
Real Time Movement Analysis Technology: Instituto Stocos
Voice: Naim Asmar
Lighting: Guy Hoare
Video artist:  Dafne Narvaez Berlfein 
Drone operator: Hadi Bou Ayash
Costumes: Mia Habis
Technical Director: Christian Francois
Sound engineer: Jean-Christophe Batut
Stage manager: M’Hammed Marzouk

A production by: Omar Rajeh | Maqamat (2018)
Co-produced by: HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, BIPOD Festival, Romaeuropa Festival 
With the support of: Charleroi Danse Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, apap – advanced performing arts project, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Tanzmesse nrw
Dance floor: kindly supplied by Harlequin Flooring 

Photo: Stephan Floss



01/11/2019 21:00


€ 26 / 17


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2019 


Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Language: not applicable

Tickets via ssbu.nl

Combo ticket
Friday 1 November: Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break & #minaret

Price: € 38 / 24.
Only available by calling the box office of Stadsschouwburg at +31 30 2302023.


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