In July and August, the summer program
There’s no better place than the beautiful thirteen-hectare park of La Garenne to listen to a piano concert, marvel at the acrobats or enjoy watching the dancers.
Free admission, reservations required.
A Grand Tour - Eva Jospin
Eva Jospin takes us on a journey where architecture, Italian landscapes, mythology and nature mingle. Her grottos, forests, rocks and nymphaea, sculpted from cardboard, are exhibited in the villa and echo the hundred-year-old ornamental follies located along the paths of the Garenne park.
- Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- All ages - Free admission
Information on the exhibit "Un Grand Tour"
Circus - Cie Kiaï, directed by Cyrille Musy
With André Hidalgo, Théo Lavanant, Maya Peckstadt, Alessandro Brizzio, Maxime Reydel and Cyrille Musy.
Three trampolines set in a space 9 meters in diameter propel the acrobats in an aerial ballet where the pulsing music sets the tone. Six heads, twelve arms and twelve legs are synchronized in an acrobatic trance that appeals to the senses even more than to the mind. The six artists blend their vocabularies to create a common language. Thanks to the pulse, they become a group, a tribe. The heat increases, the heart rate accelerates and the bodies expand in all dimensions. The acrobatics push back the limits of physics. There is no more gravity, no more right side up or upside down, the earth and the air merge into one.
Pulse is a radically choreographic form. A generous circus piece where physical engagement is the key theme. The scenography is minimalist.
In Pulse, music is the central thread of the piece. A single pulse with the only variation being the gradual acceleration of the tempo during the 40-minute show. Starting at a rate of 1 beat per minute, it ends at over 150 beats per minute. The acceleration is extremely slow and hardly noticeable. It echoes our own pulse, but also the constant acceleration of society today, the frantic pace of a world that moves too fast...
- Duration: 40 min.
6 and 7 July / 6:30 PM
Poetic Circus - Cie Furinkaï
Directed by: Satchie Noro with Yumi Rigout, dance, and Fred Costa, saxophone.
Nuage is a choreography for one dancer and one musician, based on the imagery of a cloud. The performance features a wind instrument, a dance and a prop designed by Silvain Ohl. The piece was first performed in 2013 by Satchie Noro, and was recreated for her daughter Yumi Rigout in 2019.
- Duration: 20 min.
14 and 15 July / 4:30 pm
Poetic Circus - Cie Furinkaï
With Yumi Rigout and Satchie Noro, dance, Maïa Barouh, vocals, flutes, Léo Kamazawa, percussions.
Halfway between dance and circus, this poetic show combines the exploration of movement, matter and sounds in an enchanting whirlwind. Satchie Noro has always tried to find the sounds that inspire her art. This piece explores entities that spin, circulate, revolve, twist, and tangle, examining what rotation does to a body and how the body rotates, what spirals up from far away, and what escapes from the memory under the effect of a concentric force.
- Duration: 35 min.
14 and 15 July / 6:30 PM
Baroque concert - Ensemble Stradivaria
Nantes-based Baroque Ensemble, associate director Guillaume Cuiller
The Stradivaria Ensemble, featuring two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, plays their baroque repertoire for octet in outdoor concerts, as was common practice from the 16th to 18th centuries.
The program includes light and sparkling pieces such as Mozart's serenade K375 written in 1782, a model of the genre, and Franz Krommer's Octet-Partita in F, Op.57, written a little later, featuring all the virtuosity of the wind ensemble. But also arrangements of arias from The Magic Flute, which were the "hits" that Viennese audiences of the 18th century loved so much!
A little history...
In the second half of the 18th century in Vienna, wind ensembles were extremely popular and played outdoor concerts as entertainment. In 1782, the Emperor himself formed the Harmonie Impériale, a wind octet composed of the greatest virtuosos of the time. All the composers of the time wrote pieces for these popular ensembles. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, to name just the most famous, composed some true masterpieces. Here, Guillaume Cuiller, associate director of Stradivaria, proposes a very special program for the famous wind octet.
- Duration: 1 hour
23 July / 6:00 pm
Mind the Gap
Circus - Cie Furinkaï
With Satchie Noro, dance, Dimitri Hatton and Samuel Dutertre, circus artists.
It was a time of declines, disappointments and collapses. We were going to have to support each other, hold on to each other, and pull together as everything fell apart around us.
Satchie Noro, Dimitri Hatton, and Silvain Ohl came together to write a haphazard and fanciful choreographic installation. Blending construction and deconstruction, unstable floors and vertical elements, Mind the Gap is an architectural space in a constant state of imbalance. Like a flimsy house of cards, a fragile tower, a transient settlement...
- Duration: 1 hour
11 and 12 August / 6:30 pm