Don't Panic

Don't Panic is a dance production made by Magnhild Rem Fossum and Omar Rajeh in collaboration.

Norwegian Magnhild Rem Fossum came to Lebanon the very day the bombs started falling in July 2006. Lebanese Omar Rajeh was in USA without the option to get back home. Based on their own experiences with the conflict in Lebanon, they made the production Don't Panic.


(Objekt ID 497)
Object type Production
Produced by Magnhild Fossum Production
Coproducers Rosendal Teater
Audience Adults
Keywords Dance

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

With Don't Panic Magnhild Rem Fossum and Omar Rajeh wanted to display another image of Lebanon than what TV and news provide, despite the drama they experienced. Don't Panic is a production about dreams, disappointments, aggression and powerlessness, and about the surroundings shaping and limiting our lives.

Magnhild Rem Fossum comes from Trondheim, and was educated at London Contemporary Dance School in 1998. Later she has worked with Stellaris Dance Theatre and several English companies. In 2004 she made her choreographer debut with her stage production Dislocated.

Don't Panic was supported by The Audio Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists, the county of Sør-Trøndelag and the municipality of Trondheim.

Source: Spring program 2007, Avant Garden. 

Contributors (15)
Name Role
Marte Huke – Text
Magnhild Rem Fossum – Choreography
Omar Rajeh – Choreography
Sidsel Pape – Dramaturge
Ziad Ahmadieh – Sound design
Stian Westerhus – Sound design
Fadi Yeni Turk – Lighting design
Anwar Saab – Animation
Magnhild Rem Fossum – Performer
Omar Rajeh – Performer
Ziad Ahmadieh – Musician
Stian Westerhus – Musician
Anwar Saab – Photo
Magnhild Rem Fossum – Producer
Ali Cheri – Other
Performance dates
March 7, 2007Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show
March 6, 2007Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show