« I like the idea of a foray into the world of education. We doing this in the hopes that the children can start to become familiar with our way of working and so that they can touch the richness of this art that allows us to share something magicial. It is one of the only situations in life where we can expresses ourselves fully, simultaneously with someone else. It is a way to reconcile the different worlds that I am a part of as a citizen and not just as an artist ». Ophélie Gaillard
This two-phased residency has allowed us to bring Saint-Denis students of all ages to attend a series of concerts by the Pulcinella Orchestra, and to intervene in a meaningful way in one school in particular : Henri Barbusse secondary school.
Course leader : Ophélie Gaillard
Actions : workshops of artistic raising awareness, masterclass, invitation in rehearsals, concerts The venues : Hôtel de ville of Aubervilliers-la Courneuve, CRR of Aubervilliers-la Courneuve, Basilique de Saint-Denis, approved school of la Légion d’Honneur de Saint-Denis, college Henri Barbusse Publics concerned : pupils, parents, associations of Epinay sur Seine, l’Ile Saint-Denis, Pierrefitte sur Seine, Saint-Denis, Villetaneuse, Stains, Aubervilliers, La Courneuve, pupils of CRR d’Aubervilliers-la Courneuve Other contributors : professional musicians Duration : May 2009 – March 2010