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Student Life

Artists in Residence

Each year, the Lycée's Cultural Center welcomes artists from an array of backgrounds to lead workshops with students for several weeks. 

A renowned artist

Each year, five grades from elementary to high school have the chance to establish a privileged relationship with a renowned artist in various artistic fields. Together, they work on a project imagined by the artists themselves, always in the continuity of the school curriculum.

During the year 2022-23:

  • First-grade students were introduced to the vibrant world of circus with globally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil.

  • Third-grade students composed their own music grooving with jazz musicians Oran Etkin and Sasha Berliner.

  • Fifth-grade students discovered the art of origami with artist Angélique Cormier. Together, they created a breathtaking and ecological show combining art, dance, music and poetry. 

  • Eighth-grade students learned how to animate their short stories with scenographer and director Raphaël Lerays.

  • Finally, tenth-grade students worked with stage director Hakim Bah and acrobat Juan Ignacio Tula who led a poetic staging of the French novel Moi, Tituba sorcière by Maryse Condé.
    • students in classroom

      Marc Lévy, 2022

    • students in auditorium

      Laura Nsafou, 2022

Pascale Richard, Director of the Cultural Center

The Artist-in-Residence Program offers every student, at each stage of their development, the opportunity to create with a working artist from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Our purpose is to foster in students the capacity to take creative risks and confidence in their creativity, and to experience the joy of collaborating with the artist and their classmates.

A Diversity of Approaches and Experiences

The Cultural Center welcomes artists from many different backgrounds and experiences, just like our students!  Each artist brings their unique perspective into their residency, which helps to build strong connections with the students, foster confidence in their creativity and explore artforms they may not have encountered otherwise. 

A final project, shared with families

At the end of each residency, families are invited to a final show, in the presence of the artist, in order to discover the end project, the result of research, creation and collaboration between students, artists and their teachers. It may take the form of a show in the auditorium, an exhibition, or even a tasting.

Residency with Éric Ripert

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