Le Concert de la Loge
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Hip Baroque Choc
Meeting between young people in vocational courses and baroque music
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The ‘Hip Baroque Choc’ outreach project, launched in 2016, offers high-school students the opportunity to attend workshops throughout the year and participate in a creative experience that combines Baroque music, hip-hop dance, declamation, choral singing and applied arts, supervised by professionals.

For its seventh edition, 7 vocational and technological high schools in Ile-de-France are involved :

  • The technical high school Auguste Renoir in Paris XVIIIème
  • The polyvalent high school Robert Doisneau in Corbeil-Essonnes
  • The professional high school Louis Girard in Malakoff
  • The professional high school Anne Robert Jacques Turgot in Montmorency
  • The polyvalent high school Auguste Blanqui in Saint-Ouen
  • The professional high school Adrienne Bolland in Poissy
  • The professional high school Ferdinand Buisson in Ermont
The workshops followed by these high schools will lead to a public performance on 14 April 2023 in Paris.
In addition to the creative workshops, more occasional activities, aimed at helping students from all schools discover baroque music in a different way, are offered in conjunction with their teachers: “micro-shocks”. During these short interventions, dancers and musicians push open the doors of the classroom to surprise the students by linking hip-hop and baroque music.

The Hip Baroque Choc is a true meeting point between very different social and artistic worlds, and promotes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to reveal their capacity and strengthen their ambitions. The project is essentially focused on professional streams of education, where artistic education is rarer and school dropout is more important.

Thus, since 2016, the Hip Baroque Choc has brought together 22 establishments (including 20 professionals), 7000 students, 750 hours of interventions and 50 teachers, in three academies.

Olympics ! 

In 2022, 2023 and 2024, the Hip Baroque Choc will join the Cultural Olympics for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The Concert de la Loge is back with its historical adjective and advocates the theme of Olympic values.
The history of the Games, often accompanied by cultural competitions in their first decades of the 20th century, is honoured by exploring, through workshops and staging, the values of respect, solidarity and surpassing oneself, common to athletes, musicians and dancers.
The orchestra’s ambition is to launch the first “Hip Baroque Olympics” by bringing to a higher level the encounter between the students of the different high schools benefiting from the project, and between the different activities (baroque music, hip hop dance…) practiced in each class.

Workshops

Throughout the year, more than two hundred hours of workshops are offered to students. They are open to all students outside or within school time and are led by professional artists.
HIP-HOP DANCE
Dancing and creating a choreography at the pace of baroque music. 
SINGING AND DECLAMATION
In between lyrical chant and slam, an introduction to the voice.
WRITING AND THEATRE
Seizing words and acting skills for the stage.
PERCUSSIONS
Either the students’ professional tools or the baroque instruments, a beat for the dancers.
GRAPHIC ARTS
At the students’ initiative, visual creations will populate the stage.

The “micro-chocs”

The format of the micro-shock is short: 20 minutes in the middle of a traditional maths or French class and mini-concerts during breaks.
From class to class, the artists perform a few extracts from the show while inviting the students to react and take part in this impromptu performance.
In this way, links between professional artists and students are created and certain cultural and social resistances are overcome.

 

The show

A collective and participatory creation, the result of the meeting of professional artists and students, is presented to the public each season.
On this occasion, the greatest works of baroque music are danced, sung and reinterpreted in a show combining hip-hop dance, choral singing, writing, declamation and applied arts.
This year’s programme will feature pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau and André Campra, with a particular focus on the text of the Olimpiade by the famous librettist Metastasio.

Past editions