Monday, January 25, 2010

The circus comes to Fez

The circus schools Zepetra and Le Poing de Singe from Montpellier will be in Fez from the end of March to run courses for children and give shows for the public.

The companies will be based at Bab Riafa school in the medina for a week at the end of March, and then at La Fontaine French school for another two weeks.

The Circus Festival is being run by the MRG Organisation, which is a French/Moroccan venture for cultural activities, mostly aimed at children. Founder Marie Roland-Gosselin explains that circus is an international language enjoyed by people of all ages. Fez is twinned with the French city of Montpellier, and the Festival is supported by the Mayoralties of Montpellier and Fez, as well as the Chambers of Commerce in both cities. Ten children from the Zepetra Circus School will be coming along to work with local children.

The culmination of the circus lessons will be free shows on 16 and 17 April in Place Boujloud.

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