“An Elephant in the Mediterranean” in Casablanca

Racines, in partnership with the Brazilian company Pigmalião (Escultura Que Mexe), presents “Elephant in the Mediterranean”. A theatrical stroll through the public spaces of various Moroccan cities. The main character is a giant elephant puppet (4x3x1.5m), with actors on board to tell stories, anecdotes and situations experienced by migrants, dealing with issues of migration, otherness, racism, etc. (synopsis below).

Rendez-vous in Casablanca :

– Monday 8 April at the former Slaughterhouse of Casablanca / L’battoir at 4.30 pm
– Tuesday 9 April at Place Bechar El Kheir (Hay Mohammadi), Casablanca at 4.30 pm

About “Elephant in the Mediterranean”

Moroccans are experiencing new configurations and transformations linked to the presence of new migrant communities in the public space and in their daily lives.”Elephant in the Mediterranean’ goes back to Aristotle’s Poetics in an attempt to reconstruct Catharsis through the two emotions that constitute it: horror and pity.

In a context where a category of individuals with different identities and cultures share the same territory, the same daily realities and the same spaces, horror and pity emerge as two decisive elements of a new catharsis. Horror and pity are two of the components of the artistic direction of this theatrical tour, whose main character is a giant elephant puppet, in which actors tell stories, anecdotes and real-life situations. Bringing the issues of migration, otherness, racism, etc. to the surface of public debate.

The Giant Elephant is also coming to :

  • Tiznit – 16/04/2024 – Place Istiqbal at 6pm
  • Zagora – 18/04/2024 – Place du Centre Culturel at 6pm
  • M’hamid El Ghizlane – Opening of the Taragalte Festival

Other dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned!


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