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The Beirut International Platform of Dance is back for its 14th edition, with 19 shows featuring international and local dancers, nine studio presentations, three workshops and much more, this year at D Beirut.Founded in 2004 by Maqamat Dance Theatre, BIPOD aims to promote cultural exchange by bringing international dancers to Beirut and collaborating with other festivals to present Arab dancers abroad.The seventh edition of Moultaqa Leymoun – a platform for the work of Arab performers staged during BIPOD – will host 17 dancers and choreographers from the Arab world.Lebanese dancer Yara Boustany will present her show "Evolvo" during Moultaqa Leymoun.Among the international offerings is a performance by Anglo-American performer Ruth Childs, who will also host a workshop.Not wishing to forget the great Lebanese artists who contributed to the dance scene in the past, BIPOD will present an award honoring ballerina Georgette Gebara.
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