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The Caracalla Dance Theatre is an internationally renowned dance company based in Beirut, Lebanon.[1]



Abdel-Halim Caracalla founded the Caracalla Dance Theatre in 1970. He envisioned creating a new language in dance that merged Western and Oriental techniques. Abdel-Halim Caracalla was born in Baalbeck, a city known for its annual international cultural event, the Baalbeck International Festival. Caracalla studied in New York with Martha Graham in the 1960s. He continues to be the artistic director of the dance company and closely cooperates with his children, Alissar who is a choreographer and Ivan who is a director.[2]


The company's international debut was at the Festival of Osaka in Japan in 1972.[3] Since then, the company has traveled extensively all over the world, and in particular in North America and Europe.[1]


  • Daily Telegraph

"All credit to Abdel-Halim Caracalla for devising and producing such entertaining, exotic and exciting dance-drama..."

  • Evening Standard

"A contemporary dance form that blends the great of the Orient with the earthiness of Western modern dance..."

External links


  1. ^ a b Caracalla Dance Theatre - The Oxford Dictionary of Dance - HighBeam Research
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  3. ^ Caracalla


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