Dancers & Administration

Creative Director:

Nada Kano



Chadi Aoun

Kim Baraka

Léa Chikhani

Julie Dernighogossian

Sara Karam

Maya Nasr

BDC Activities

Founded in 2003 by Nada Kano, the Beirut Dance Company is a contemporary dance company based on classical ballet training unique in Lebanon.

Members of the company are essentially Lebanese dancers, based in Lebanon or abroad. Their number varies according to each production ranging from one to twelve dancers.

The Company is led by artistic director Nada Kano and is not regularly funded at the moment.

The Beirut Dance Company has performed several shows in Lebanon and abroad. In September 2009 the company was one of the five finalists of the dance competition of the Francophone Games held in Beirut, an achievement for Lebanon as the country was for the first time represented in a dance competition.

un•re(a)lating (2013) - photograph by Patricia Yammine

un•re(a)lating (2013) – photograph by Patricia Yammine

BDC shows choreographed by Nada Kano
  • 2011    L’Etreinte (Choreography Nada Kano with visual work by Reza Abedini) and Element Terre (performed in Beirut)
  • 2011     L’Etreinte (Choreography Nada Kano) and Beyrouth O Beyrouth (choreography Raza Hamadi performed in Beirut and Aleppo)
  • 2010    Entre Nous (Choreography Nada Kano) and Beyrouth O Beyrouth (choreography Raza Hamadi – performed in Beirut and Amman)
  • 2009    Attraction (performed in Beirut, Saida and Aleppo)

Previous shows

  • 2003  Les Cahiers de la Danse (Several choreographers – performed in Beirut)
  • 2001  Du Côté des Chorégraphes (Several choreographers – performed in Beirut)
  • 1999   Solitudes et Rencontres (Choreography Frederik Lazzarelli – performed in Beirut and Tunis)
  • 1999   Poséidon et les Sirènes (Choreography Nada Kano – performed in Beirut)
  • 1998  Point de Repère (Choreography Frederik Lazzarelli – performed in Beirut)