Bank of Africa
Address: 140 Avenue Hassan 2, Casablanca, Morocco
To: Association Queens Collective
IBAN: MA64 0114 5000 0001 2100 0498 3104
Hana Tefrati is an Amazigh Moroccan – German choreographer, performer, artist and curator based in Marrakesh since 2013. After her graduation from the European Dance Development Center (EDDC)/ Dance Academy in Arnhem, Netherlands in 2006 she has worked internationally with several artists and choreographers. In 2014 Hana Tefrati founded the QUEENS COLLECTIVE, a community art space where she curates international residencies, safer queer events, performances, exhibitions and community projects. Though she is currently devoted to creating new spaces for experimental movement research in Marrakesh she continues to perform and dance internationally and teach improvisational based dance. Hana Tefrati is known for embracing improvisation and intuition in any of her creative processes as well as for her community based art projects, connecting international artists with communities around the world.https://www.queenscollective.org/
Moss Beynon Juckes is a dance artist, composer and somatics facilitator born in Sydney, based in Berlin. Moss has been practicing CI and Contango for 12 years. Moss has interpreted works for artist Tino Sehgal since 2012 and has performed at venues such as the Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin) and the History of Art Museum, (Vienna). She worked for ten years internationally with co-partner Javier Cura facilitating ecologically aware residencies and performances for Notte Nera Festival (IT) She has taught extensively including Neo Art Rituals at VAC Foundation (RU), UDK (DE), Altered Conference, AMU, HAMU (CZ). She has worked with Sheena McGrandles, Michael Portnoy, Nwando Ebizie, Jonathan Grieve, Claire Vivianne Sabottke, T9, Sandhya Daemgen, Davide di Lillis, Amir Giles, Berlin Sound Orchestra, David Moss, Miriam(Mono) Welke, Meyrick Kaminsky, Hana Tefrati, Shayma Shoukry, Oily Cart Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Para Active. She was a member of radical theatre company MAS productions U.K, whose ritual-theatre and visual sci-art experiences merged secular ritual art practices, pop music, virtual reality technology and neurodiversity. https://mossbeynonjuckes.com/
Michal Ratajski – teacher, dancer, performer, peaceful warrior born and based in Poland. For 27 years, a constant researcher, practitioner, seeker in the field of movement, martial arts, dance and theater. He develops his knowledge through constantly fueled curiosity – the greatest driving force behind his actions. Founder and Artistic Director of the International Contact Improvisation Festival – FRU and the KIJO Dance Theater, co-founder of the Contact Improvisation Academy – AKI. Lecturer at the Academy of Music in Łódź (Institute of Choreography and Dance Techniques), curator of the AOIA Dance Stage, member of the Program Council – Touch the Theater, creator of the author`s method I_GO_SYSTEM (Movement Practise Philosophy). Winner of several awards. He is associated with the city of Lodz (Poland) on a daily basis. By creating the stage movement, he collaborates with theaters in Poland. Scholarship holder of the Alternative Academy of Dance in Poznań. Recipient of a creative scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Participant of the international teacher exchange: contact improvisation – “ECITE” and performers – “100 DANCERS”. An active participant and teacher of numerous international training courses and festivals (Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Israel, Ukraine, Croatia, Denmark, Moldova, Italy, Iceland, Spain, Thailand). He adheres to the principle that: a good teacher is the one who does not cease to be a student. Currently a student of the Chow Gar Kung Fu school in Lodz_PL. Choreographer, director, actor, dancer in many performative activities, performances, video dance realizations, producer, passionate. https://www.facebook.com/igosystem
We are aiming to locate the majority of the group very close to if not on the Mirleft Bay.
Simple private bedroom often with double bed
shared bathrooms and toilets €8. No shared kitchen, no food.
Walking distance 20 mins
Parking for Camping Car
Rooms/ Studios include bathroom
Apartments with kitchen and bathroom
Private rooms with double beds swimming pool, amazing views inc breakfast
In the case of a pandemic outbreak and new regulations we will keep everyone informed and in the case of cancellation you will get a 90% refund because we need to cover preparative administrative costs
Mirleft was a magnet for hippies and camper van culture in the sixties, popular with artists, musicians and travellers coming through from Saharan crossings. The developed surf culture and relaxing atmosphere makes Mirleft a good place to recuperate, especially after experiencing the more intense cities of Marrakech or Agadir
It is important to consider that we are the first CI festival to emerge in Mirleft and we ask for cultural empathy and sensitivity towards local tradition
Contact improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that has been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration of one’s body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. Somátics is a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes internal physical perception and experience. The term is used in movement therapy to signify approaches based on the soma, or “the body as perceived from within”.
This occasion is very special and the first of its kind in this location. We provide the time and place to allow immersion into body awakening and to open to self awareness, reconnecting to our stories and each other’s. The space for free expression, temporary community and reigniting our personal and collective aspirations.
Our local teacher Mustafa will guide us on daily 2-3 hour sessions, wetsuits and surf boards included, navigating the wild waters of the Atlantic ocean and preparing us to surf safely