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The Circus in Morocco: Past, present and future of an evolving ancestral art (FRENCH) Play

The Circus in Morocco: Past, present and future of an evolving ancestral art (FRENCH)

نشرت 12 ابريل 2018
2018.21.03. Casa Árabe and Circo Price organized this conference, on the occasion of the visit by the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger. The conference was given by Sanae El Kaamouni, director of the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger, who was accompanied by María Folguera, the director of Circo Price. Born from a warrior tradition, acrobatics in Morocco is a pure science of the circus that combines human pyramids, spins and jumps. The Moroccan acrobats who belonged to the order of Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa learned their art in the public squares of towns and villages, and on the beach in Tangiers, alongside their elders, who became teachers. The circle of Halka, like the evenings in trance, carry out the same function held in European antiquity by Carnivals. The free-flowing energy in the moving body does away with the hierarchy of classes and the imposed sociocultural order for a few hours. This motion replenishes, soothes the ego, lowers one’s defensiveness and releases individuals. In this dual dialectic which characterizes them –including both tradition and contemporary creation, from both Morocco (in African lands) and France (in Europe)–, the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger places us face-to-face with the extraordinary subjects of today’s world, forming part of one of the most innovative border territories in our region’s current circus scene. Sanae El Kaamouni, director of the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger, shared a tour through the history of acrobatics in Morocco with the audience in Madrid: from the warrior pyramids of the fifteenth century to today’s flourishing Moroccan circus art, including the contact between European circuses and acrobats from the Maghreb region in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a fascinating story for the curious and lovers of knowledge and travel, showing the circus as a kaleidoscope of cultures, images and origins. The Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger was presenting the show “Halka” on the dates of April 4 and 5 at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid. Tickets now being sold on the Circo Price website. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/the-circus-in-morocco-past-present-and-future-of-an-evolving-ancestral-art

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  • The Circus in Morocco: Past, present and future of an evolving ancestral art (FRENCH)Show video

    The Circus in Morocco: Past, present and future of an evolving ancestral art (FRENCH)

    2018.21.03. Casa Árabe and Circo Price organized this conference, on the occasion of the visit by the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger. The conference was given by Sanae El Kaamouni, director of the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger, who was accompanied by María Folguera, the director of Circo Price. Born from a warrior tradition, acrobatics in Morocco is a pure science of the circus that combines human pyramids, spins and jumps. The Moroccan acrobats who belonged to the order of Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa learned their art in the public squares of towns and villages, and on the beach in Tangiers, alongside their elders, who became teachers. The circle of Halka, like the evenings in trance, carry out the same function held in European antiquity by Carnivals. The free-flowing energy in the moving body does away with the hierarchy of classes and the imposed sociocultural order for a few hours. This motion replenishes, soothes the ego, lowers one’s defensiveness and releases individuals. In this dual dialectic which characterizes them –including both tradition and contemporary creation, from both Morocco (in African lands) and France (in Europe)–, the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger places us face-to-face with the extraordinary subjects of today’s world, forming part of one of the most innovative border territories in our region’s current circus scene. Sanae El Kaamouni, director of the Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger, shared a tour through the history of acrobatics in Morocco with the audience in Madrid: from the warrior pyramids of the fifteenth century to today’s flourishing Moroccan circus art, including the contact between European circuses and acrobats from the Maghreb region in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a fascinating story for the curious and lovers of knowledge and travel, showing the circus as a kaleidoscope of cultures, images and origins. The Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger was presenting the show “Halka” on the dates of April 4 and 5 at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid. Tickets now being sold on the Circo Price website. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/the-circus-in-morocco-past-present-and-future-of-an-evolving-ancestral-art
    نشرت 12 ابريل 2018
  • Islam and the Universally Shared: Co-existing identities and religions (ARABIC)Show video

    Islam and the Universally Shared: Co-existing identities and religions (ARABIC)

    02.12.2018. Abdallah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and author of this work, presented this book at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid. The event was presented by Elena González, Casa Árabe. In the book, Abdallah Boussouf uses a series of essays with a historical perspective to recover the essential values of Islam from its very origins, placing the emphasis on ideological and religious pluralism, and intercultural co-existence, typical of societies where Islam predominates. The principles of co-existence and tolerance of diversity comprise an Islamic legacy which is especially important to highlight in our day, as a counterpoint to the widespread portrayal of Islam associated with violence and the prejudices which have led to commonplace Islamophobia. In “El islam y el común universal” (“Islam and the Universally Shared,” published by Ediciones Panteón, 2017 in France, and by Diwan 2018 in Spain), Boussouf defends moderate Islam, tolerance and peaceful religious co-existence. The book’s author is also the Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and a historian whose doctoral thesis focused on relations in the Mediterranean Basin in the thirteenth century. He was a European Commission expert in the program “A Soul for Europe” (1997-2003). He presided over the commission to form the French Council for Muslim Worship (CFCM) and was elected Vice-President of that council in 2005. He was a founder of the Euro-Islamic Center for Culture and Dialogue, with headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium. The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) is an institution for consultation and prospecting with administrative and financial independence that is responsible for drafting reports and studies on migration in general and Moroccan immigration around the world in particular. It is also responsible for tracking and evaluating the Kingdom’s policies to adapt them better to the needs of the Moroccan diaspora, thereby ensuring their rights while making it possible for them to take part in the country’s political, economic, cultural and social development. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/islam-and-the-universally-shared-co-existing-identities-and-religions
    نشرت 23 فبراير 2018
  • Through Forts and Frontiers: A conversation with Safaa Fathy (ARABIC)Show video

    Through Forts and Frontiers: A conversation with Safaa Fathy (ARABIC)

    01.24.2018. During this event at Casa Árabe, Arabist Francisco Manuel Rodríguez Sierra held a conversation with Safaa Fathy about her art work, marked by her reality as an expatriate living in Europe, and how it can be framed with the current Arab cultural scene. Appearing with Fathy, a writer, artist and philosopher, and Rodríguez Sierra, a professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, was Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe, who introduced and moderated the event. We took advantage of the presence of this well-known intellectual to speak about the transformations which have taken place in the Arab world in recent years. Safaa Fathy (Menia, 1958) is one of the best-known Egyptian writers and creators in the cultural scene on the Nile. With a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, she has resided in Paris since 1981, where she earned a PhD at the Sorbonne (1993) with a study on Bertolt Brecht. Since then, Safaa Fathy has developed a multifaceted artistic production, in Arabic, French and English, which ranges from writing poetry and plays to directing theater and cinema works, as well as being a literary critic and producing philosophical writings. A notable feature of her work is her close relationship with French philosopher Jacques Derrida, with whom she wrote a book (Tourner les mots: au bord d’un film, 2000) and to whom she dedicated some of her documentaries. She has been the director of programs at the International College of Philosophy in Paris. Francisco Rodríguez Sierra has a PhD in Arabic Philology from the University of Cadiz (2003) He has been a professor at the University of Granada’s Translation School (2006-2007) and a coordinator and Arabic language radio announcer for Spain’s Foreign Radio Service, Radio Exterior de España (2007-2011). Since 2011, he has been a professor with the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His focal points of research include mainly modern Arab novels and translation studies. He has had articles published about the translations of Don Quixote into Arabic and the view of this work by Cervantes in the Arab world. He is also a literary translator. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/through-forts-and-frontiers-a-conversation-with-safaa-fathy
    نشرت 01 فبراير 2018
  • Democracy in Tunisia: The transition’s achievements and challenges (ARABIC)Show video

    Democracy in Tunisia: The transition’s achievements and challenges (ARABIC)

    12.13.2017. On the verge of the seventh anniversary of Tunisia’s revolution, Casa Árabe organized this conference with the participation of four important personages from that country. The event was presented by Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe, and moderated by Juan López-Dóriga, the Ambassador of Spain in Tunisia. It included interventions by Saida Ounissi, the State Secretary of Professional Training and Entrepreneurship; Ziad Krichan, director of the daily newspaper Al Maghreb; Chaima Buhlel, director of programs at the Barr Alaman Association, and Gazi Ben Ahmed, an economist and the founder of the “Mediterranean Development Initiative.” The Tunisian political transition is admired all over the world because it has been democratic, consensual and integrating. The Constitution of 2014 guarantees freedom of thought and political pluralism, women’s rights and an independent justice system. The young Tunisian democracy sends a strong message in the Arab and Islamic world. It plays a central role in the Mediterranean and is looking Europe head-on. A provisional overview of the major advancements in freedoms in Tunisia brings up questions which transcend far beyond its borders: What makes the Tunisian experience so unique? What role can be played by political parties and civil society? Why is it so important to continue moving forward on key aspects like equality for women and municipal democracy? At the same time, seven years after the Tunisian revolution took place, significant challenges continue to exist: democracy should come with responses to the expectations for greater social justice that arose during the revolution in 2011. An in-depth reform of the economy which produces jobs, especially among youths, remains at the forefront of debate over the definitive consolidation of Tunisia’s democratic experience. What are the government’s plans? How is wealth going to be created and distributed? And how will social services be improved so that they reach everyone? How can the European Union contribute to clearing the way for these improvements? To find answers to these and other questions, Casa Árabe organized this conference, with the participation of four well-known personages from the country. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/democracy-in-tunisia-the-transition’s-achievements-and-challenges
    نشرت 11 يناير 2018
  • Youth and Prospects for Human Development in the Arab WorldShow video

    Youth and Prospects for Human Development in the Arab World

    2017.12.12. Casa Árabe and the Real Instituto Elcano, with the cooperation of the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented the results of the latest report on Arab Human Development, titled “Arab Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality” in Madrid at a round table discussion on the challenges and opportunities of Arab youths within a context of change, political transformations and conflicts experienced throughout the region in recent years. Arab youths are the largest generation of youths to have existed in the Arab world over the last 50 years. 30% of the 370 million people living in Arab countries are between the ages of 15 and 29, and over 50% of the population is under 30 years old. Moreover, they are the best-prepared, most active generations of youths with the greatest connections to the rest of the world. The report also claims that they may also create major momentum for the development of these countries, while strengthening their stability and ensuring advancements in a sustainable way, if the necessary policies are implemented to give these youths a central role in defining their societies, at the political, social and economic levels. SCHEDULE 7:00 p.m. Opening Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe Haizam Amirah Fernández, Head Researcher on the Mediterranean and Arab World, Real Instituto Elcano 7:30 p.m. Presentations given by: Nisreen Salti, an associate professor at the Economics Department of the American University of Beirut Moderated by: Olivia Orozco, Casa Árabe’s Training and Economics Coordinator. More info: http://en.casaarabe.es/event/youth-and-prospects-for-human-development-in-the-arab-world
    نشرت 13 ديسمبر 2017