Casablanca - Meknès will be hosting this year’s International Freestyle Urban Dance Festival in which young talents are given the opportunity to present their moves, skills and music to a large public. The festival will run from the 7th - 20th September 2015.
Casablanca – Meknès will be hosting this year’s International Freestyle Urban Dance Festival in which young talents are given the opportunity to present their moves, skills and music to a large public. The festival will run from the 7th – 20th September 2015.
Organized by L’Association Espoir Jeunesse Maroc, Freestyle Urban Dance Maroc, the categories of the show embrace the following: slam, hip hop, breakdance, electro, popping, Djin, beatmaking, freestyle football, X-games, photography & video editing. The competitions will focus on parkour (free running), graffiti, new style, house dance, battle kids, battle b-girls, power move and X-games.
This festival’s competition is the largest event of its kind in Morocco. Equally, the event is recognized internationally and some of the participants will arrive from: France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Holland, England, Russia, USA, Algeria and Tunisia. The competitions will also be judged by national and international experts.
The 12th edition of the festival will include competitions in 18 sports and urban arts. The competition will host 800 participants with various backgrounds including athletes, artists, and dancers. In addition, over 5,000 children and young adults from over 10 countries will be expected to participate in this event.
National and international artists will be mentoring and guiding the talented participants throughout Meknès and its surroundings. The graffiti workshops will be supervised by the French artist Jaké and the Moroccan young artists will be supervised by Anass Dou and Soufian Zourgane.
In the last edition of 2014, the festival successfully gained support and recognition from many known personalities in the field of urban arts, including Emilio Austin (Buddha Stretch) who was Michael Jackson’s choreographer and the Moroccan musician, Amir Ali.
The performances in Meknès will be held at: Place l’Agora, Théâtre Lahboul, Théâtre de l’institut Français Place Administratifs, Maison des Jeunes Abdelkarim El Khattabi, Maison des Jeunes Mohamed V.