Active Listening Playground Morocco presents: "DE LA CRÉATIVITÉ À L'ÉCOLE". A Documentary by Layla Triqui ALP Morocco Project composed, directed and conducted by Keren Rosenbaum Performed in Kenitra, 2012
A collaboration of COMPOSING COMMUNITY and The GOETHE INSTITUTE gave birth to the outstanding project, ALP MOROCCO. (The Active Listening Playground - Morocco) Like many stories this one also begins with an extraordinary friendship. In 2012 the culture manager and musician Isabel Eddouks (initiator and founder of ALP Morocco) was part of a think tank by the Goethe Institute, that dealt with the themes of culture, education and development in Morocco. She contacted the most creative person, she ever met, the NY based composer/artist Keren Rosenbaum, to develop a project, that inspires creativity in schools for pupils as well as for teachers. Isabel wished to bring the Active Listening Playground believing this would make participants "stop talking about creativity and start creating”.
The Active Listening Playground (ALP) is an innovative art form created and developed by Keren Rosenbaum over a decade. It has been successfully performed worldwide in Africa, Europe and the US. Each composition that begins with composing any group of individuals into a community and by creating a specific score, based on musical elements the composed community becomes the body performing the composition.
As result of the think tanks research, it became clear, that the process of creativity, working in teams and empathetic communication is missing in schools. The concept of the Active Listening Playground by Keren Rosenbaum implements all this aspects. This is why the moroccan filmmaker and participant of the think tank, Layla Triqui, decided together with Isabel Eddouks to realize this pilot project in a public school in Kenitra. It was also the goal to film the event, to show the creation of the ALP to a larger public. Keren Rosenbaum conducted the research for the preparations and setup the planning for the event with the Composing Community team. The german museum education officers Lena Seik and Tristan Schulze joined the team.
It is one of the remarkable characteristics of the Active Listening Playground, that participants find the safe environment and atmosphere, to become aware of the creative process and can freely express themselves . The special feature is, that different groups/communities come together to create. This is why teachers, pupils and the Composing Community team were all involved as performers.
An ALP is a music based composition involving other artistic forms using a scoring method Rosenbaum refers to as "The Reflex Invisible Score". This music, named Reflexive Music was developed by Rosenbaum and the REFLEX Ensemble since 1999. The score is composed with special focus on the participants and their individual contribution. Each participant transforms in this musical instrument, a voice and a human expressions. During an ALP training process participants are invited to discover what is their own voice and expression it is during the ALP Final Event that being a performative experience they are all joined together in an orchestra like moment. Each voice is unique, each participant is important. All together they create a final composition in a in the case of ALP Morocco was named STOP-LISTEN-GO.
COMPOSING COMMUNITY Active Listening Playground - MOROCCO A short documentary by Layla Triqui Camera: Youness Belrhazal
ALP Conductor and ALP Morocco Founder & Coordinator - Isabel Eddouks
Conductor/Game Masters: 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 ARIDAL, DR. NADIA SABRI, ILHAM HABIBI, TIRSTAN SCHULZE, BOUKHABZA KELTOUM, DAOUI RAHIMA, QUASSEMI HIND, NEJJAR FATIMA ZOHARA, ABERCHOUM AMINA, ZINAT FARIDA, MAHROU FATIME, HADDI FATIMA. Additional participants: 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. Thank you: Director of Library in Kentira: Mohammed El Badri The school and all the all 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.
The Active Listening Playground is the intellectual property of Keren Rosenbaum & the Composing Community Global Organization under Reflex Invisible Score, since 2011.