FITUC celebrates university theatre

FITUC celebrates university theatre
FITUC celebrates university theatre
The Moulay Rachid Complex in Casablanca vibrated Monday evening to the rhythm of the opening of the 36th edition of the Casablanca International University Theater Festival (FITUC). Attracting an audience of cultural and academic figures, this edition was inaugurated in the presence of the Wali of the Casablanca-Settat region, Mohamed Mhidia, and an audience as diverse as the participating troupes, who came from several Arab, European and Latin American countries.

Speaking on this occasion, the President of the Hassan II University of Casablanca, Houssine Azeddoug, affirmed that the festival will offer a rich program around the potential role of this art as a means of expression in difficult situations. Both artistic and academic, the program includes theatrical presentations by Moroccan and foreign university troupes, training workshops for students and theater enthusiasts, as well as meetings and conferences on the theme of this edition, he said, noting that the festival aims to be a platform for the exchange of experiences that will contribute to strengthening the skills of the participating troupes.

In a speech read on his behalf, the President of the Casablanca-Settat Regional Council, Abdellatif Maâzouz, stressed that the event is being held this year at a time when the city of Casablanca is experiencing significant transformations in all areas, particularly in the fields of art and culture, emphasizing the Council’s commitment to promoting these two vital sectors which represent a strategic issue for local development.

The festival also constitutes a model of successful collaboration between political, cultural and academic actors, he continued, calling for the multiplication of cultural projects in partnership, in particular, with university, public and private establishments, to involve young people in this dynamic and facilitate their inclusion in the field of work.

The festival is considered a school mainly for university students to learn the practice of theater as an entertainment art form, interacting with young people and professionals from various universities around the world around the values ​​of tolerance, love and beauty. As usual, a vibrant tribute was paid during the opening ceremony to a number of artists for their valuable contributions to the artistic scene, namely Abdelhak Zerouali, Az Elarab Kaghat and Fadila Anwar.

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