Work visit to Morocco, January 2018
In 2018 ZID Theater will continue its collaboration with cultural centre DAR Amsterdam and the Ecodel organisation in Larache, Morocco. Our teachers and theatre makers Sebo Bakker and Daan Bosch have been working hard with the children, youngsters, and trainers during their work visit in January 2018. With a performance, a great video registration of the work process, and the exchange of methods to look forward to, 2018 promises to be an active and very special year. DAR’s team, theatre teacher Abdellilah es Semnaa and Director of DAR Amsterdam and actrice Emy Alaoui will attend the international ExploreZ Festival in the Netherlands in September 2018. ZID Theater will present its results at the festival in Larache in July, and in September ZID Theater will organise a conference at an international theatre festival, together with Theatre ISSIL, a fellow organisation from Rabat. The title of the conference is ‘Art & Society for the New Generations’.
Morocco is one of the countries that ZID Theater is collaborating with. 2018 will be the fifth consecutive year for ZID Theater to be active in Morocco on behalf of the city of Amsterdam. Within the framework of the EU project Caravan Next the collaboration with the partners from Rabat and Laroche is now being consolidated.
Collaboration with DAR Amsterdam from Larache, Morocco, to be continued in 2018
In 2018 the collaboration between ZID Theater and cultural centre Dar Amsterdam in Larache, Morocco will be continued. Guided by the enthusiastic makers and performers of ZID and in close collaboration with the trainers and makers of Dar Amsterdam we will continue the exchange of work methods and trainings, make a production and organise a conference.
It will be the fourth consecutive year of the project. During our latest visit in 2017 we played the StoryCatcher game and taught it to the participants in Larache. It was quite successful, and we gathered stories that will form the basis of a new script. Following the great production From The World’s Rooftops, created with the performers from ZID and the children and youngsters of Dar Amsterdam and performed in the Cinema in the town centre of Larache in 2016, we will now start work on this new production.
Commissioned by and in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam we will work on short solos by the children and youngsters this year – the DAR Talks – and start work on a group performance on the theme of freedom. We will also start setting up a one-day conference on social-artistic theatre, scheduled for October 2018. ZID Theater is very pleased with the strong collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Dar Amsterdam and Ecodel.