This May, the Ali Zaoua Foundation celebrates its 13th anniversary and that of its first center, Les Étoiles de Sidi Moumen, on May 16. A tragic date that will mark the collective memory for a long time after the attacks of 2003. But which for the Foundation is the beginning of a beautiful story. That of a youth that deserves to be seen in a new light thanks to its talent and its creative potential.
To celebrate this commemorative date in a different way, the Ali Zaoua Foundation organizes a veritable “Creative Explosion” every year, a festive event under the sign of innovation and discovery.
Shows, theatre, exhibitions, meetings… The centers of the Ali Zaoua Foundation will celebrate creativity together through a diversified program.
The public will thus have an appointment, Monday 16 at the Center Les Étoiles de Sidi Moumen, with the theatrical-choreographic show: “Trance”, to attend an immersive digital and physical theatrical process, produced 100% by the Ali Zaoua Foundation.
There is also talk of the Casa-Rabat Region final of the National League of Theatrical Improvisation Nojoum (Thursday 20 at the Les Etoiles cultural center in Sidi Moumen), the photographic exhibition “ENTR’ACTE” (from May 12 to June 5 at the Zevaco Cup underpass), as part of the Casablanca Heritage Days, which are back for an 11th edition after a two-year hiatus for health reasons,
The anniversary program also offers the opening of the exhibition of works produced during the artist residency with the visual artist Hicham EL Mechmach (Saturday May 21 – Les Etoiles de Souss), the Show Beni Makada’s “Next Generation” (Sunday May 22 – The Stars of the Strait), the new theatrical creation residence called “Ana Hiya” (until May 30 – The Stars of the Medina Fez), in addition to the literary tour of Omar Fertat and Muhamad Sef, which will take them to Agadir, Marrakech, Casablanca and Fez as part of National Theater Day.
Created in 2009 by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch, the Ali Zaoua Foundation was born out of a desire to reconnect the inhabitants of disadvantaged neighborhoods in large cities with the rest of the population. A desire also shared by the painter and novelist Mahi Binebine, also from the old quarters of the medina of Marrakech, who will join the project along the way.