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Name  Abdel-Halim Caracalla

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Abdel-Halim Caracalla is the founder and artistic director of the Lebanese dance company Caracalla Dance Theatre.

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Youth

Abdel-Halim was born in Baalbeck, Lebanon in 1940. Growing up in Baalbeck, he watched Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev dance, listened to the music of Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald, and finally went to London in the 1960s to study dance with choreographer Martha Graham.

Abdel-Halim was also Lebanon's champion pole-vaulter.

Family

Abdel-Halim has a daughter, Alissar, and a son, Ivan. Both children work with Abdel-Halim with the Caracalla Dance Theatre.

Career

In 1968, he founded the Caracalla Dance Theatre, aiming to bring "a new language in dance with a style based on the amalgamation of the Western and the Oriental."

References

Abdel-Halim Caracalla Wikipedia