Launch of the new France-Morocco cultural season

The 2021 France-Morocco Cultural Season of the French Institute of Morocco is well and truly launched. Placed under the theme “In between”, as an intermediate stage between a past world and a future that we are building, this season will offer in its 12 branches the best of contemporary French culture and beautiful Franco-Moroccan collaborations. It will present around twenty major events around music, theater, dance, cinema, visual arts, literature and the debate of ideas. Presented in two stages, from September to December 2021, then from January to June 2022, this new season will be marked by exceptional projects.   Digital in the spotlight   This season is characterized by a desire to highlight all forms of digital innovation in the service of culture. The i-mARoc exhibition in augmented reality, the cultural and digital space Micro-Folie, the creation space for Lab Digital project leaders, or the traveling library Bibliotobiss are some of the devices that will be presented. Finally, the Digital November Festival will celebrate digital cultures through several artistic events.   A multidisciplinary and participatory cultural program   Big names in French choreography, such as Ana Pi and Blanca Li, will be in the spotlight. The music will be present with the famous trumpeter Romain Leleu de Juan Carmona, one of the best flamenco guitarists and composers as well as Jazz'Amazigh, a young Moroccan group of artists who won the IFM 2020. Young people will have an appointment with the company Intermezzo and their cine-concert La Petite Taupe, theater with the company Noire Titane as well as the unmissable Meknes International Animation Festival. The debate of ideas will be omnipresent through cycles of conferences on the latest scientific discoveries, the social sciences but also history and the arts. Also, with the reopening of the theaters of the Institut français du Maroc, a new annual program entitled “Plan Large” will present a wide selection of recent national and international films, with the often exclusive participation of directors and actors.   Support for artistic emergence   Beyond these highlights, the French Institute of Morocco will continue to support emerging talents, by encouraging the creation and dissemination of their works in Morocco, France and beyond, through more than thirty artistic residencies and creative competitions. That “this cultural season ” Entre-deux ” continue to bring to life the cultural relationship between our two countries, our two shores” such is the ambition carried by Clélia Chevrier Kolačko, director general of the French Institute of Morocco. The French Institute of Morocco (IFM) belongs to the cultural network of France abroad. It is headquartered in Rabat and has 12 branches in the cities of Casablanca, Tangier, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Meknes, Tétouan, Oujda, Essaouira, Agadir, Kénitra and El Jadida.