The 11th edition of the International Festival of Expressive Dance will be held from 6 to 10 December in Fez, under the theme ''Illuminations''
An initiative of the Babylon Cult Art Association, FESTIDANCE-11 will see the participation of artists and choreographic troupes from Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, France, Germany and Russia, who will give performances in different types of dance.
For this edition, the organizers have programmed an expo-dance entitled "Lettres dansantes" by Moroccan painter-calligrapher Hassan Saber, choreographic shows of contemporary dance, hip-hop, street dance and ballet, as well as workshops. dance for young talents.
On the menu is also a round table on the theme '' What future for choreography in Morocco? '', An evening dedicated to young dancers under the title '' Stepping stone towards professionalism '' and a screening of the film '' PINA '' by Wim Wenders, in tribute to German choreographer Pina Bausch.
Through this festival, its initiators aspire to contribute to the animation and the enrichment of the cultural scene of Fez, but also to offer a forum allowing the public to discover the "art of the corporal writing".
This event is seen as "a space for meetings, artistic interaction and exchange between Moroccan choreographers and their foreign counterparts, and an opportunity to look into ways that can enhance and develop traditional dances ''.
In addition to its festive aspect, this event seeks to cross a new level, in its quest for a rich documentation of the choreographic activity in all its aspects, according to the organizing association.
This 11th edition will be marked by the announcement of the creation of a database on traditional and contemporary expressive dance, in order to help professionals, dance enthusiasts and bodybuilders to deepen their knowledge and skills. develop their research in this area.For more informationBABYLON CULT –ART (creation without borders)Hakimdeutsch2@yahoo.fr+212663188326
The programThursday, 6 December 2018 / 18 pm
Al Houria Cultural Complex Gallery
Dance exhibitions "dancing letters"
Signed: Painter Calligrapher Hassan Saber (Morocco).
Cultural Complex Al Houria / 19 h
1ST PART: Choreographic show "Nawaat"
By Cie: Arabesque (France-Morocco)
Choreography & Dance: Bouchra bouchama - houcine oumoulid
Artistic Director: Juliette Feuerbach.
Part 2: Choreographic Show Kayen (Tunisia-Morocco-Spain)
Choreography: wajdi gagui
Intertation: Lozano, soufiane m, faouzi mrani, wajdi gagui, ahlam el morsli, chakib yam
Technique: Saber GaguiFriday, 7 December 2018 /
District Jnane El Ouard: 15 pm: Workshop Painting & dance.
Cultural Complex Al Houria / 19 h
1ST PART: Ballet & street dance extracts
Choreography: Julia Kazakova and ayoub gara
With students from the school arts school (Russia-Morocco)
Part 2: Choreographic show "women"
Bicycle and jam (Morocco-Spain-Germany)
Choreography: ahlam el morsli
Dancers Interprètes:Ester Lozano-Yasmina Chouaib-ahlam el morsli.Saturday, 8 December 2018
Literary Coffee the comedy
Round Table " what future for choreography in Morocco? " "Sunday 9 December 2018 / 18 h30
Coffee the comedy
Film-Dance, projection of the pina wenders film (Germany 2011)
In Tribute to the German choreographer pina bausch.Monday, 10 December 2018 / 19 pm
Al Houria cultural complex
1ST PART: Choreographic show "be yourself" (Morocco)
Choreography: Omar Alaoui.
Dancers: Mohamed brighet - youssef ikejidem
Elmahdi Faheem Mi-Omar Layes
Part 2: Choreographic performance at zero (Morocco)
Choreographic and interpretation: Hamid El Asmar
Guitarist: Zakaria Nafis. Performing and managing the scene: Nabil Cherradi
No. B: Dance workshops will take place: Thursday, Friday and Monday from 10 pm and; 12 pm,,,