This year, the dance festival tackles a variety of topics, including the Beirut Port explosion and the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), in roundtable discussions that address issues such as questioning the body in moments crisis and disaster.
The latter includes the “questioning [the body’s] the remaining possibilities, vulnerabilities, resilience or revolt, and simply her being, “which is the main topic of the roundtable”, depending on the description of the event.
The festival will feature a few films, including ‘Mediterranean’, which is a short documentary about refugees and migrants who died crossing the sea to Europe, in addition to a variety of dance performances and other events.
This is notably the first time that the BIPOD has not organized itself in Beirut, due to the fact that the city’s Cistern arts center which once housed the event was forced to close last year and reopen in Lyon. It is also the first time that the event has become virtual.
A full access pass (allows you to watch all BIPOD events) for the festival sells for € 18, with a special price of € 1 available exclusively in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. A single paid ticket per event, on the other hand, sells for 3-5 euros.