“La France s’engage” forum

Published on 16 January 2017

At the “La France s’engage” forum, which was held last weekend at the Carreau du Temple in Paris, president François Hollande and the minister of the City, Youth and Sports Patrick Kanner rewarded the Compagnie Sans Père, associated with the Opéra Comique for the foundation of the Maîtrise Populaire. The company was selected along with 14 other projects praised for their social purpose, their innovative character, their potential for duplication or change of scale and for the rigorous assessment of their results.

The “La France s’engage” certification mark enables projects to get financial support, partners, public actors and support for enrolling, extending their networks and increasing their visibility.

The weekend’s program: meeting with the Maîtrise Populaire, concert, round table on culture, presentation of the awards by François Hollande.

Last Saturday at 2 pm and throughout the weekend Sarah Koné, the director of the Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique, and some one hundred children presented their project, which includes a training in singing, dance and drama to young people from different backgrounds, favoring learning and living together. They had the opportunity to show their work both onstage and at the forum.

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The Maîtrise Populaire of the Opéra-Comique

The Maîtrise Populaire de l'Opéra-Comique, is an artistic, educational and social project founded by Sarah Koné. It accompanies 120 young people aged 8 to 25 and trains them in the performing arts throughout their schooling.

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