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The Atlas Workshops of Agdz: A scientific-artistic encounter

Dance, Music, Photo and Sound Installations, as well as Scientific Discourse together with Ahwash-Artists and Scientists from Morocco

Since three years, Moroccan and German scientists, artists and students of the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia / Moulay Ismail University, Meknès, the Faculty Polydisciplinaire de Ouarzazate / Université Ibn Zohr, Agadir, the Institute for Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics at the TH Köln and the Centre for Contemporary Dance at the University of Music and Dance Cologne together with the Ahwash Ensemble « Hamaimo Assalam », and the associations SALAM d’Agdz, l’Association IRTIJAL de Rabat and DINDUM e.V.  have been working together on questions related to sustainable regional development and artistic accesses in the context of a cultural and scientific exchange. The project ‘The Atlas Workshops of Agdz’ combines natural and social scientific approaches with artistic elements and non-verbal expressions such as music and dance to establish a transdisciplinary cultural dialogue.

This project will end now – and we would like to invite you cordially to our

 

final event ‘The Atlas Workshops of Agdz’

on Wednesday 31.10.2018, at 3 – 6 p.m.

at Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz / HfMT Köln

Turmstrasse 3-5, 50733 Köln Nippes,

free entrance

 

The visitor will experience cross-cultural dance performances and soundscapes, explore different thematic rooms, and get the chance to exchange with the participating scientists, artists and students in an interactive performance parkour. The main goal of this parkour is to sensitize the visitor for the importance of intercultural communication and encourage a dialogue that aims to create lasting productive partnerships.

Three exhibition rooms are dedicated to the themes ‘Transformation’, ‘Transdisciplinarity’ and ‘The third space’. In these rooms we will present project results in the form of video installations, photos, posters and text. In each room there will be at least one project participant to respond to questions and stimulate the dialogue.

This project is part of the program “University dialogue with the Islamic world” which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and managed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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28.09.2018 Final event ‘The Atlas Workshops of Agdz’

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

 Villa des Arts in Rabat (10, rue Beni Mellal, Angle Avenue, Rabat 10030, Morocco)

A scientific-artistic encounter:

Dance and Music Performance

Photo and Sound Installations

Scientific Discourse

Since three years, Moroccan and German scientists, artists and students of the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia / Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, the Faculty Polydisciplinaire de Ouarzazate / Université Ibn Zohr, Agadir, the Institute for Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics at the TH Köln and the Centre for Contemporary Dance at the University of Music and Dance Cologne together with the Ahwash Ensemble « Hamaimo Assalam », and the associations SALAM d’Agdz, l’Association IRTIJAL de Rabat and DINDUM (e.V. für Kulturkommunikation), Westerwald have been working together on questions related to sustainable regional development, socio-ecological transformation and cultural heritage in times of global change.

The project ‘The Atlas Workshops of Agdz’ combines natural and social scientific approaches with artistic elements and non-verbal expressions such as music and dance.

This project will end now – and we would like to invite you cordially to our final event in Rabat.

The visitor will experience cross-cultural dance performances and soundscapes, explore different thematic rooms, and get the chance to exchange with the participating scientists, artists and students in an interactive performance parcour. The main goal of this parcour is to sensitize the visitor for the importance of intercultural communication and encourage a dialogue that aims to create lasting productive partnerships.

Three exhibition rooms are dedicated to the themes ‘Transformation’, ‘Transdisciplinarity’ and ‘The third space’. In these rooms we will present project results in the form of video installations, photos, posters and text. In each room there will be at least one project participant to respond to questions and stimulate the dialogue.

This project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and managed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The final event is supported by DAAD, Goethe-Institut Rabat, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Irtijal and Villa des Arts Rabat.

We are looking forward to your visit at this extraordinary place in Rabat!

 

 

 

 

13.11. – 18.11.2017 Art Lab and Open Science Lab in Cologne, Germany

Participants:

  • Centre for Contemporary Dance / University for Music and Dance Cologne (HfMT)
  • Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Technical University Cologne
  • Faculty of Science and Technology in Errachidia of the University Moulay Ismail (UMI)
  • Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate of the University IBN Zohr (FPO)
  • Practioners from Ahwash Traditional Music & Dance
  • Guests

10.09. – 18.09.2017 Open Science Lab, Morocco

Participants:

  • Faculty of Science and Technology in Errachidia of the University Moulay Ismail (UMI)
  • Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate of the University IBN Zohr (FPO)
  • Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Technical University Cologne

 

13.09.2017 Starting the network – workshop in Errachidia, Morocco

Participants:

  • Faculty of Science and Technology in Errachidia of the University Moulay Ismail (UMI)
  • Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate of the University IBN Zohr (FPO)
  • Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Technical University Cologne

 

02.09. – 09.09.2017  Art Lab in Agdz, Morocco

Participants:

M’barek Ait El Kaid (Association de la Paix de Culture et Développement, Agdz), Abdessamad Balahcen (Practioner/Musician/Ahwash dancer, Agdz), Mohamed Balahcen (Practioner/Musician/Singer/Ahwash dancer, Agdz), Francesco d´Amelio (Dancer/Student of the Centre for Contemporary Dance – University for Music and Dance Cologne), Norbert Dennig (Philosopher, Cologne), Mihyun Ko (Dancer/Student of the Centre for Contemporary Dance – University for Music and Dance Cologne), Michael Maurissens (Dancer/Filmmaker, Cologne), Holger Mertin (Musician/Percussionist/Teacher at Centre for Contemporary Dance – University for Music and Dance Cologne), Frida Michels (guest – Medical student of the Charité, Berlin), Seyedeh Taraneh Mousavi (Singer/Student at University for Music and Dance Cologne), Boubker Marrouk (Practioner/Musician/Ahwash dancer/Teacher, Agdz), Nezha Rhondali (Dancer/Founder of Irtijal Maroc, Casablanca/Rabat/Lyon), Prof. Vera Sander (Choreographer/Dancer/Professor of contemeporary dance at the Centre for Contemporary Dance – University for Music and Dance Cologne), Yannik Tiemann (Musician/Student at University for Music and Dance Cologne)

 

28.11. – 02.12.2016 Art Lab in Cologne, Germany

Participants:

  • Centre for Contemporary Dance / University for Music and Dance Cologne (HfMT)
  • Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Technical University Cologne
  • Faculty of Science and Technology in Errachidia of the University Moulay Ismail (UMI)
  • Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate of the University IBN Zohr (FPO)
  • Practioners from Ahwash Traditional Music & Dance
  • Guests

 

12.09. – 22.09.2016 Art Lab in Agdz, Morocco

Participants:

  •  Centre for Contemporary Dance / University for Music and Dance Cologne (HfMT)
  •  Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) of the Technical University Cologne
  • Faculty of Science and Technology in Errachidia of the University Moulay Ismail (UMI)
  • Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate of the University IBN Zohr (FPO)
  • Practioners from Ahwash Traditional Music & Dance
  • Guests

 

21.05 – 25.05.2016 Fact Finding Mission Agdz, Morocco
Participants:
Norbert Dennig (Philosopher, Cologne), Holger Mertin (Musician/Percussionist/Teacher at Centre for Contemporary Dance – University for Music and Dance Cologne), Dr. Udo Nehren (Geographer/Professor at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – Technical University of Cologne), Prof. Vera Sander (Choreographer/Dancer/Professor of contemeporary dance at the Centre for Contemporary Dance – University for Music and Dance Cologne)