Born in Beirut, Lebanon / Born in London, GB. Live and work in Lyon, France.
As dancers and choreographers, Omar Rajeh and Mia Habis forge cross-cultural training and performance opportunities that open up new possibilities for community and collective action. Their choreographies engage the public in performances that democratize the stage as a setting to question biases and hierarchies within cultural institutions and explore unconventional concepts of home and belonging. Through digital platforms, Rajeh and Habis reach both artists and audiences outside the usual nexuses of cultural production. These channels of communication support ever-expanding networks and confront the weaponization of borders with the greater will for creative connection. (Co-directors of the Maqamat dance company which moved from Beirut to Lyon in 2020)