STOP talking about creativity, GO create!
....The idea to bring the Active Listening Playground to Morocco was born in a Think Tank called “Alumni Denkfabrik”, organized by the Goethe Institute Rabat.
The filmmaker Layla Triqui and the cultural manager Isabel Eddouks developed the project for an ALP in Morocco in cooperation with the Goethe Institute and braught together Game Masters from very different kinds of communities. The idea was to produce a documentary about the process of creativity in a public school in Morocco, that can further be used as pedagogical material for other people who are interested (teachers, coaches, artists, associations) in arts education and creative teaching. So in September 2013 Keren Rosenbaum arrived and it all started with a first workshop for the Game Masters, which were a group of teachers from the public school École Ibn Al Abass and a mixed team of creative people such as actors, musicians, a poet, a university professor, an art historian a social entrepreneur and a telecommunication engineer". Isabel Eddouks Conductor/Game-Master ALP Morocco 2012. (Isabel Eddouks)
ALP - Morocco
JARDIN DES IDEES (Garden of Ideas)
FOOTBALL DES EPICES (Football of Spices)
JE PEINS, TU CHANTE (I Paint, You Sing)
1-2-3 SOLEIL (1-2-3 Sun)
CHAISES MUSICALES (Musical Chairs)
LE BOUTEILLES DE PAPILLON PARTITION MUSICALES (Bottlefly Music Score)
September 14 - 20 2013, Kenitra, Morocco (400 participants) The 'I PAINT YOU SING' Active Listening Playground (inspired by Kid's outdoor games transforming into performative stations where all the participants could interact in what seems to be a game they all recognize, yet looking from the outside, become the performance itself. The I PAINT YOU SING Active Listening Playground was premiered in Rwanda with “Musicians without Borders” in 2012. Composed & Directed by Keren Rosenbaum
ISABEL EDDOUKS, LAYLA TRIQUI, LAYILA MOGADDEM, FAYCAL AZIZI, BOUCHRA CHERIF TOURNIER, SELMA BENSOUDA KORAICHI, HAMZA EL FASIKI, LOUAY BENAABDELAALI, KHALID HISSI, INASSE KARIME, LENA SEIK, NADINE MUESELER, ISSAM ABIDAL, DR. NADIA SABRI, ILHAM HABIBI, TIRSTAN SCHULZE, BOUKHABZA KELTOUM, DAOUI RAHIMA, QUASSEMI HIND, NEJJAR FATIMA ZOHARA, ABERCHOUM AMINA, ZINAT FARIDA, MAHROU FATIME, HADDI FATIMA.
Addional participants during the first ALP workshop in Kentira Library, of whom some joined us on the final playground event:
SCHOOL DIRECTOR ÉCOLE IBN AL ABASS MRS. DOUNIA DAOUDI, ANAFAL RAJAE, LOUDIYI AHMED, LARHBIB MOSTAFA, NOCEIR NORA, ZOUAZOU FATIME ZAHRA, KANOUT KARIM, SAYEH AYOUB, AYOUB ELISMAILI.
Diretor of Library in Kentira: Mohammed El Badri
The school and all the rest of its teachers: École Ibn Al Abass á OULED MBAREK
A Bigger Thank You: for the Kids of 4 classes to join our Game-Master program and the additional 200 kids who joined our final playground. The ACTIVE LISTENING PLAYGROUND at École Ibn Al Abass was funded by the GOETHE INSTITUTE Rabat.
In the school the Game Masters worked together with 4 classes, which they entered as a team together with the teachers. The children were inspired by the Active Listening tools which were practiced in the classes, such as I PAINT YOU SING and PUSH THE BUTTON in several variations.
Together the Game Master created musical games for the final event at the end of the week, which were played by 400 children from the school. The final Playground had 6 stations, which were assisted by two Game Masters and one teacher who joined the Game Master training. The children played common games, which were modified into interactive listening games. Such as hopscotch and 1-2-3-Sun. In a garden of dreams the children discovered the inner and the outer listening and how to connect the inner voice with the outer voice. One station built an orchestra out of plastic bags and bottles, which played a score made from clothes. And the final station was a special imaginary soccer game, where all senses were activated (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch).