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VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM: QUALITY LABEL FROM THE EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS

We are honored to share with all our members, partners and users that the Live Room association has obtained the Quality Label as a support organization for the European Solidarity Corps program of the European Union.
This label will allow the Live Room to strengthen its volunteer program with member countries of the European Union but above all to create new development opportunities for young students, social activists and emerging artists to develop their personal and professional experience and to exchange their culture with others.

This project joins the efforts made by Live Room Project since the beginning of 2023 to develop partnerships with the European side and the Mediterranean region for the exchange of young people, and which resulted in several site visits where we received multiple groups and volunteers from the universities of Paris Sorbonne, Seville, Bilbao, Madrid and others such as the participants of the Semester at Sea school for whom we led workshops and cultural visits to the city or organized Erasmus projects by our partner Future Train Stockholm with whom we created and shared artistic performances.
Finally, we invite all our young members who wish to carry out volunteer projects to remain attentive and follow our future announcements on our social networks to explore upcoming opportunities.
To be continued…

Launching of Live Room Europe

Live Room Association is pleased to announce you the launching of its first delegation in Europe and which will take place in Barcelona as a non-profit organization registered in Barcelona and governed by the laws of the province of Catalunya. By this project we are aiming to strengthen the bridge Sud-North that we’re building in the MENA region and to develop our future youth exchange activities with Europe and our immigration and human rights topic’s actions…

Several meetings took place in Tangier, Barcelona and online since November 2023 where the project’s co-founder and executive Omar has motivated four other persons to join the project. They have also discussed during those meetings the future mission of Live Room Barcelona, its objectives and organization. Anna Martinez Roig, performed artist and social worker, was designed President of the board of this structure; Imane Moutawakil, Lawyer and social activist, was designed its General Secretary; Omar Mok’s was designed the Treasurer; Asaad Ben Ahmed, IT engineer, coach of martial arts and performing artist, was designed the Vice president and finally Oumar Sarr, musician and social worker was designed the board adviser.

During this month, two meetings were hold in place with potential partners like “Tus Danzas Casq Antic”, “AIDA ONG” and “La Xixa Theater Compagnie” to discuss further ways of collaboration especially in the field of the integration of immigrant in vulnerable situation through artistic actions. We also collaborated with La Xixa Nie for the animation of a theater of oppressed workshop with 22 young immigrant as part of an international project called “Rassif”.

To be continued…

Sortie de Résidence Acrobacy to Contemporary dance.

As part of the professionalization of street artists and in particular those who present significant development potential such as acrobats, Live Room organized a two-month residency at the LABO center, directed by the dancer and choreographer Karima El Aidouni, with the objective of introducing a group of acrobats from the city of Tangier to contemporary dance to open up new professional horizons for them and also in order to select exceptional talents for the Live room troupe.

After launching an open call for participation for the artist residency, six people were selected. Their profile varied between a former of Chamsy circus school, a former of the Darna circus training program, three formers of the Tangier acrobats school and an autodidact dancer. The residency took 14 sessions of accelerated work spread over two months during which Karima worked with the participants on the following aspects:
1. Technique Development: Emphasizing the development of participants’ technical proficiency in contemporary dance. Providing structured and progressive exercises that focus on alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, and fluidity of movement. Incorporating floor work, release techniques, and dynamic movement qualities that are characteristic of contemporary dance.
2. Movement Exploration and Improvisation: Encouraging participants to explore their own unique movement style through guided improvisation exercises. Fostering a sense of freedom and creativity, allowing participants to express themselves authentically and developing their own movement vocabulary.
3. Choreographic Exploration: Facilitating opportunities for participants to engage in choreographic exploration. Guiding them in creating movement phrases, experimenting with different compositional elements, and exploring their creativity in shaping their own choreographic ideas.

Finally, a small residency reconstitution show was organized on January 5, 2024 in LABO Studios in front of a close audience, and where the dancers presented a group choreography in which contemporary dance and acrobatics were mixed to give an eclectic interesting artistic show. At the end of this residency, two participants communicated their choice to continue in the Field of contemporary dance.

Art & Technology Week in LABO

We are delighted to formally announce the commencement of the forthcoming week, coinciding with students’ vacation, wherein we plan to engage with children to explore, innovate, and create. The primary objective is to seamlessly attract children’s attention to the importance of science and to integrate art and technology to yield diverse results and foster an enjoyable learning experience. The scheduled activities encompass a curated program featuring sound exploration, cartoon voice-overs, puppets and of course robotics. Our beneficiaries are the kids of Ibn Batouta Scout Legend and Padre Lerchundi social center in addition of our LABO members.

Additionally, we will organize outdoor excursions, including visits to the forest, to galleries and museums, to enhance the overall experience during this week.

To culminate the week-long event the participants of our Creative Skills Programs will present the works that hey have realized during the first semester in front of thyir colleagues. This will showcase a captivating performance by both young and adult participants from each group. The program will further include two Theater shows, two projections by the Audiovisual Lab, a puppet show by the Drawing & Handcraft Lab, a Graffiti VR Challenge presented by the Graffiti Lab, and a rhythm show by the Rhythm Lab.

 

BlaBla+ Episode 7: Bullying.. Funny or Not?

The Blabla+ series was back in its 7th episode on December, 15th to try to answer to the question: Bullying.. Funny or Not?!

BlaBla+ is an interactive show where we study social topics and treat it from several angles : sarcastically and seriously through different opinions (speakers, polls, sidewalks, web buzz, etc). So after the six past episodes we found that many people suffer from bullying while many others think that it’s normal. Also, it figured out that bullying can cause many psychologic and social problems.

It was also an opportunity to discover and discuss with our special guest “Prencissa Tanja” who hah been anounced lately on the top of the national buzz because of the cyber bullyers.

As usual, the Blabla+ team never relents to press the issue in the funniest way possible through interviews, social media videos, polls etc. In other words, this seventh episode brought with it merriment, joy, fun, and a cool interactive talk among an audience that widely varies in age groups. In fact, both adults and youths have had a cheerful experience discussing some of the most critical thoughts in the social environment nowadays. We have also anounced to the audience that this will be the last episode of the BlaBla+ series as we know it and it that it might transform into a different type of podcast with wider audience.

Live Room Show 8th Anniversary: Special Christmas!

The annual Live Room Christmas returned on Saturday evening, December 23rd. It was just Live Room Project’s 8th anniversary. As a matter of fact, it was an evening that reflected love, fun, acceptance, tolerance, and a family growth over the years that outnumbered expectations.

Also, Live Room Project has never made a show into a political statement but, in real, recent world events and the tragedy that’s been taking place in Palestine did impact the theme of the evening. It was an opportunity for LABO team, and its experimental theatre group to share a message of compassion and solidarity through a beautiful piece of theatre which was exhibited first, and was closed with an outstanding choir hymn performed by participants, coaches, kids, and team members. In other words, it caught emotion.

However, the show soon morphed into fun and celebration. More explicitly, the team members had been challenged in a singing competition which was all but talent. Indeed, it was funny in anyway one can imagine. At last, it became a party of a “little kid” who’s just turned eight; it was Live Room Project birthday. After all, and like always, people could share an experience to remember, an evening to tell stories about, and a sense of belonging to a big family.

 

SOF Music Residency with 577Records

In July 2023, we met the managers of 577 Records and discussed the possibilities of mutual collaboration for a Music Residency for experimental jazz in Tangier, involving five professional young musicians from all over the world and four other teachers like James Brandon Lewis, Francisco Mela, Federico Ughi, Pat Thomas, and Matthew Putman. Our role was to integrate the residents into the cultural environment of Tangier, facilitate logistics, and connect them with local musicians.

577 Records is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York. Operating since 2001.

Improvisation masterclass
Improvisation masterclass

A workshop led by Pat Thomas was organized in LABO on the evening of Saturday 04 November, followed by a concert of the residency’s musicians and then we opened a Jam session with over 20 local musicians who came to share their music and the vibes of peace and friendliness with the public who assisted.

JAM session
JAM session

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Spooktacular Halloween 2023 Extravaganza: Fun for All Ages!

The autumn breeze brings with it the enchantment of Halloween, and this year, Live Room Project is set to cast a spellbinding celebration with not one, but two phenomenal events designed for both the young and the young-at-heart. Join us on a thrilling journey into the heart of Halloween on October 27th and 28th at LABO Center, where magic and spookiness converge.

Halloween Spirit
Halloween Spirit

Halloween Kids Fest: A Whirlwind of Delight – Friday, October 27, 2023

Step into a realm of wonder and joy as we kick off the festivities on Friday, October 27th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Halloween Kids event promises an evening tailored for the littlest members of our community.

In this fantastical world, children can immerse themselves in a plethora of activities designed to ignite their imagination. From traditional pumpkin carving to the excitement of mummy wrapping, our venue will be alive with laughter and the joy of friendly competition. A curated lineup of enchanting performers, magicians, and storytellers will weave a tapestry of spellbinding tales and captivating acts, ensuring a truly mesmerizing experience for our young audience. Our talented makeup artists will be on hand to transform the children into their favorite Halloween characters, turning them into witches, vampires, or even friendly monsters. Beware of surprises lurking in every corner, from hidden treats to unexpected encounters with friendly creatures. The excitement is palpable, and the mysteries are waiting to be unveiled.

Halloween Kids
Halloween Kids

Halloween Adults Party: An Elegant Night of Mystery – Saturday, October 28, 2023

As the sun sets on the enchanting kids’ fest, the stage is set for a more mature Halloween experience on Saturday, October 28th, from 7:00 PM until the witching hour. The Halloween Adults Party promises an evening of sophistication and spine-tingling excitement. Dance beneath the moonlight to the beats of renowned DJs, who will set the stage ablaze with their wickedly good mixes. The atmosphere will be electric, the music hauntingly entrancing. Immerse yourself in the world of the macabre with chilling theater plays that transport you into the realms of mystery and suspense. Each performance is a journey into darkness, expertly crafted to send shivers down your spine. Marvel at the breathtaking and sometimes bone-chilling cosplays that bring your favorite characters to life. The level of creativity on display is astounding, making it a night of visual splendor. Our skilled makeup artists return, ready to turn attendees into creatures of the night or enhance their chosen costumes with professional flair. The transformation is not just physical; it’s a journey into a world where reality and fantasy turn into a haze.

Halloween Adults - CyberShow
Halloween Adults – CyberShow

Strut your stuff in the best costume contest, where participants compete not just for the prize but for the title of the most ingeniously dressed. The competition is fierce, and the creativity on display is sure to astound.

In conclusion, whether you are a family seeking kid-friendly joy or an adult ready for a night of grown-up thrills, we invite you to a Halloween celebration like no other. Mark your calendars, prepare your costumes, and step into a world where the line between reality and fantasy blurs. The magic of Halloween awaits!

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Urban Elegance: Dazzling Showcases at Urban Art Week’s Urban Fashion Day

In a bold leap into the realm of fashion, this year’s Urban Art Week festival transformed the city into a dazzling runway of style, innovation, and urban elegance. The Urban Fashion Show, a new focal point of the festival, captivated fashion enthusiasts, designers, and curious onlookers alike, turning the runway into a vibrant canvas where urban culture seamlessly merged with fashion, resulting in a distinctive fusion of streetwear, contemporary trends, and artistic flair.

The diversity of the show served as a poignant reflection of Tangier’s rich cultural tapestry, with six local designers converging to redefine the boundaries of urban fashion. Beyond being a mere exhibition of garments, the Urban Fashion Show emerged as a dynamic reflection of the city’s spirit. Each ensemble was meticulously curated to encapsulate the essence of Tangier, blending traditional Moroccan elements with a modern street style twist.

Urban Fashion Show
Urban Fashion Show

Moreover, the event functioned as a pivotal platform for emerging designers to shine. Up-and-coming fashion artists from Tangier and beyond seized the opportunity to showcase their creations, fostering innovation and creativity within the fashion industry.

Adding another layer to the Urban Art Week’s fashion extravaganza was the Urban Fashion Jam—an open invitation for individuals and fashion enthusiasts to showcase their urban costumes to attendees. This unique freestyle event provided a platform for anyone interested, regardless of background or experience, to participate in the jam and experience the thrill of modeling. The runway was transformed into a vibrant expression of personal style, creating an inclusive space that celebrated the diverse fashion tastes within the community.

Urban Fashion Jam
Urban Fashion Jam

As the night unfolded, the Urban Fashion Day crescendoed into an electrifying climax with the beats of DJ Simpson, who traveled all the way from Spain. The DJ party that ensued was a culmination of urban sounds, creating an atmosphere that perfectly complemented the fashion-forward energy of the event. Attendees were treated to a curated urban mix that lit up the stage, punctuating the night with memorable moments and infusing the entire venue with an infectious rhythm. DJ Simpson‘s presence not only marked the culmination of a fantastic evening but also underscored Urban Art Week’s commitment to bringing global creativity to the heart of Tangier.

Urban DJ Party
Urban DJ Party

The palpable synergy between fashion and urban art created an unforgettable experience, leaving attendees inspired. The success of Urban Fashion Day underscores the festival‘s unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and celebrating creativity in all its diverse forms.

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Urban Art Week 7: A Burst of Creative Energy in Tangier

The vibrant city of Tangier has recently played host to the seventh edition of the Urban Art Week 7 festival, a seven-day extravaganza that left Tangier’s community awash in waves of creativity and inspiration. This year’s edition was an enchanting blend of international and local talent, transforming the city into a canvas of artistic expression.

Amapiano dance workshop - Day 4
Amapiano dance workshop – Day 4

Outdoors, the festival’s centerpiece was an awe-inspiring collective mural adorning the back wall of “La Grande Poste”. Twelve artists, hailing from various corners of the world, embarked on a daring challenge where they solely two days to create masterpieces using only two main colors, pink and blue. The result was a testament to the power of artistic collaboration, with each artist infusing their unique flair into the murals. It was not just the breathtaking artwork that captivated people, but the sense of camaraderie that blossomed among the artists and the heartfelt appreciation from the local community.

Urban Art Exhibition
Urban Art Exhibition

Inside the LABO center, the heart of the festival throbbed with artistic energy. Over 60 talented artists converged to exhibit their work, spanning graffiti, pop art, dance, gaming, fashion, and more. This diverse range of activities attracted a broad audience of different ages and backgrounds, from students and families to curious tourists. Despite challenges, such as limited financial resources and logistical hurdles, the festival’s resounding success underscored the indomitable spirit of the organizing team and the unwavering commitment of the artists.

LABTAPE 23 Rap concert - Day 5
LABTAPE 23 Rap concert – Day 5

Urban Art Week 7 was not merely an event; it was a testament to the transformative power of street art, uniting people from all walks of life in a celebration of creativity and culture. As the vibrant echoes of this edition resonate throughout Tangier, anticipation builds for what the next edition of this extraordinary festival will bring. Urban Art Week continues to illuminate the city with the colors of imagination and inspiration, leaving a lasting impact on its residents and visitors alike.

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