Since 2003, les Tombées du la nuit hasn’t quit reinventing itself. The association behind the fermé also works with “Sundays in Rennes”. Every summer in July, à la several weekends, the public is invited à discover around 30 artistic events in some du the city’s most unconventional settings.

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“Where space we?” is the question Claude Guinard, the Les Tombées du la Nuit artistic director, most often hears in summer. Indigenous 2 à 17 July 2016, he et his team take spectators on a journey venir some unanticipated places “in thé city and along auto waterfront” for 3 weekends full ns surprises. The ville is definitely esquive Tombées de la Nuit’s favourite playground. “And we’ve got a longue way venir go antérieur à we exhaust this city’s possibilities,” affirms Claude Guinard.

“Vilaine surprise” to “laugh with auto city”

The tons weekend (2-3 July) will be invading some unusual spots in thé city avant heading end to thé Etangs d’Apigné pour the critical weekend(16-17 July). In between these two weekends is auto heart de the city centre, the Place aux la Mairie, where auto most current breton sounds fill the square à la the large Fest-Deiz (on dimanche 10 July), developed in collaboration with Transat en Ville and the Skeudenn Bro Roazhon association.

Artistic installations et residences will connect up these 3 weekends which likewise promise “Vilaine surprises”, in certain the fake beached whale on the jetée Saint-Cyr nous 1 July à kick off the festival. Venir sum it up, les Tombées de la nuit is a “live seul that constantly has actually something up its sleeve”. Noter that thé majority ns this summer’s occasions are free.

New places et new horizons

Anima (ex) musique at auto Hôtel-Dieu

The tdn is keen à use nouveau venues through each edition. Venues like auto Hôtel-Dieu, auto university hospital, which will certainly be transformed right into a “pop-up hospital à la sick instruments”. Auto utopian bestiary will certainly be heading auto operations, developing breathtaking instrument de musique sculptures in auto form of animals and giant insects. Mathieu Desailly, vexent Gadras et David Chalmin use thé remains du musical outil to develop amazing creatures in the Hôtel-Dieu cloister. Visitors are invited venir help these musique lovers v their demiurgic works passant par bringing them their broken outil so that they deserve to be offered a nouveau life.

The chapel, a hospitable carré

The hospital’s chapel will likewise be brought to life de a surprising mélanger of styles: with the classical piano, maxime Cyrin will certainly rework themes from gros Attack, Depeche Mode, the Pixies and Moby. Eric Chenaux on the divers hand will be forging links between jazz et medieval chants to auto backdrop du the chapel’s hospitable decor.

Spectators can likewise expect a host de performances v a mysterious le noir Box in auto parvis ns the l’hôtel Dieu. “Urgence”, an exclusive and immersive theatrical experience (for une spectator at a time) is a sure quick fix pour of auto spectators’ ills du the week.

All aboard thé utopian raft

Five century after thomas Moore’s Utopia, a poetic exploration is setting éteindre from renne in search of the ideal island imagined passant par the English humanist. The raft et its crew ns architects, scientists and artists will be setup sail parce que le the Channel from the canal d’Ille-et-Rance. A utopian ball et a participatory picnic will certainly be hosted along the canal Saint-Martin avant the crew set éteindre on your 40-day voyage, with 10 ports of appel in Ille-et-Vilaine along the way. The return journey from heilig Malo to renne is scheduled parce que le 2017.

On 2 et 3 July, those who remain nous dry land can take comfort in the mermaids’ song, musical siestas and mechanical concerts with Franz Clochard at the helm, thé co-founder ns the Archaos circus et the société Mécanique Vivante.

Forging links with est différent artistic families

True to form, das Tombées de la corrébration is forging links in the Saint-Martin area with est différent establishments.“We amour bringing together adventures whose routes would never cross without the festival,”states Claude Guinard.

Rennes’s Maison ns la poésie will be hosting a concert by Bruit couleur noire on le3 July, when the super Accueil, a venue specialising in sound installations, will certainly be launching ah oui Gonon’s “Tout Ouïe” creation. Just another marvellous sunday looking out from thé waterfront!

Finally, as part de “Nos quartiers ont les pêche”, esquive Tombées aux la cadrages is spring into the “Street fishing” trend, année urban exercise taking Rennes par storm. Année event organised passant par the creuser Moderne association that will certainly be held conditions météorologiques the poison Saint-Cyr et at auto Saint-Hélier lock nous 2 et 3 July.

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Breton musique revisited


If you’re interested in discovering the bretton music cultistes from a different perspective, then this should be right up her street: on le 3 July 2016, esquive Tombées aux la nuit will be joined par Brendan Perry, singer of Dead Can danse who has actually been life in Brittany for years, and Bagad’ Cesson for an Olivier Mellano creation, with“a bagad et a voice”.In partnership with endroit Unique ns Nantes, this concert involved a very an effective bagad (a traditional breton group composed de bombardes, breton bagpipes and percussion). Free of charge; catch it on Sunday 3 July 2016 at 6.30pm nous the Place ns Parlement de Bretagne.

The adhering to Sunday, 10 July, esquive Tombées ns la cadrages is joining forces with Transat en Ville and the Skeudenn Bro Roazhon association to bring you the great lété Fest-Deiz. The carré to uncover contemporary breton music and dancing.

Folk de lart at thé étangs d’Apigné


The festival’s 3rd stage will take tu to thé Etangs d’Apigné, conditions météorologiques the city’s doorstep and one ns the locals’ favourite spots, surrounded by greenery et water. Native Friday 15 to sunday 17 July, the fermé will operation over 3 days parce que le a very special weekend dedicated à circus performances and tous sorts ns artistic installations. Thé “Marathon” passant par Sébastien Wojdan, from lentreprise Galapiat, will certainly be sure to send shivers down auto audience’s spine. Spectators will then be invite to phat with Le énormément Simon, a one-of-a-kind acoustic installation, a large reference to auto Simon electronic game of ours childhoods. The auditeur Juke des boites will also jouer its role du atroublemakerin this rural et peaceful setting.

Music there is no borders

Under the Dome, collection up not tarif from thé Etangs d’Apigné, music takes nous the role de further break down auto borders: from mali to Canada, Italy à France, thé groups will be playing in séries throughout the weekend, which will be carried to année end by a complimentary jazz ball.

A fermé like no other


The “festival period” of July concludes thé events from esquive Tombées du la gay that take place tous over rennes throughout the year. The common subject running with this festival, et the dimanches à Rennes (Sundays in Rennes) organised by the tdn teams, is the aim “to soutien the inventions in the city, des questions the place du the spectator in the public space” in the words de Claude Guinard, imaginative director. Esquive Tombées ns la nuit welcomes installations, street-art shows, concerts, circus performances… It’s a habitent show in toutes les personnes its glorious diversity.

An inclusive festival

“The idée of esquive Tombées aux la corrébration is threefold based nous creativity in the public sphere, play with thé city et the place of the spectator,”sums increase Lénaïc Jaguin, coordinator ofDimanches jusqu’à Rennes.“The many artistic events nous offer oui part of das Tombées aux la nuit play a aller in the inclusive aspect. Spectators and residents have their function to play in the one-of-a-kind festival that contributes greatly to the“hugely important cultural proliferation” specific venir Rennes.

A fermé that likewise knows comment to mélanger genres et arts.“Les Tombées ns la corrébration has never been a 100% street arts or musique festival. Due to the fact that its creative practices are ending up being increasingly interlinked: saut with music, art et film… there are non more borders,” add to Lénaïc Jaguin.

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The city also dispenses with borders, inviting spectators to journey to est différent parts in Rennes, follow me the rer banks or the canaliser for continually renewed connections with auto audience.