CONFERENCES OF THE BIRDS @ Fes Festival (13/06/2014) 21:00
Opening show of the 20th edition of the "Fes World Sacred Music Festival".
A production by Fondation Esprit de Fès.
« In a mystical tale dating from the 13th century, Farid Ud-Din Attar relates how the hoopoe decided one day to gather all the birds and invite them to go on a long journey at the end of which they would meet the Simorgh, the king of birds. This adventure leads them across seven valleys, seven spiritual sites in which they each time make various pleas: the parrot, the peacock, the nightingale, the eagle... Should they carry on with this perilous journey or content themselves with what is acknowledged and already nourishes their desires and aspirations? Should one give up on what one possesses, however modest it might be, in order to seek a major spiritual sense that arouses doubts and uncertainty?
This year, we wanted to draw our inspiration from the Attar's tale to evoke the human adventure of encounters, exchanges, conflicts, influences... the journey of cultures. An adventure that is the one of the history of humanity, a quest for meaning in multiple languages that sometimes brightens up with a few universal breakthroughs to end up most often into a Babylonian profusion of speech, interpretations or visions of the world. »
Faouzi Skali - Managing director of the Fondation Esprit de Fès
Layla Benmoussa and Faouzi Skali: concept, artistic direction
Thierry Poquet: stage direction
Arash Sarkechik: original music
Alain Weber: world music
Léa Drouault: costumes
Juha Marsalo: choreography
Abeer Nehmé: voice
Thomas Garnier: flutes
Ahmad Compaoré: percussion
Elise Dabrowski: double bass, voice
Lahoucine Id Bouhouch: oud
Pierre Lordet: clarinets
Rabah Hamrene: violins
Jean-Pierre Liétar: brass instruments
Ecole Nationale de Cirque Shems'y: acrobatics
FEE: 24€ / 48€
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