2017 programme

« RODIN TOPS & FLOPS »

1 May - 30 September.
Centenaire Rodin 1917 2017
At the time of the Auguste Rodin Centenary 1917 - 2017, explore the life of the artist through the forty anecdotes displayed on the trees in the park at l'Islette.

« LA VALSE » – CAMILLE CLAUDEL

25-26-27-28 may
Exhibition of a bronze proof with brown-black patina ; sand cast executed during the artist's lifetime, circa 1900.
Preview before the auction, June 11th 2017, by Aymeric Rouillac, auctioneer in Tours.

« ANDRÉ LEROY (1801-1875), A glorious French revival in horticulture and landscaping in the XIXth centuryx »

August
Jardins en Val de Loire 2017Exhibition produced by Isabelle Lévêque, as part of the cultural season "Gardens of the Loire Valley 2017".
This exhibition illustrates the career of André Leroy, the celebrated  XIXth century nurseryman from Anjou, who was a major garden designer and a renowned botanist.
It was he who, in the 1830s, designed the park at the Château de l’Islette.

« DIALOGUE WITH MY GARDENER »

Friday 30 June - 7.30 pm
The one is an artist, the other a gardener. They talk, they speak of a "struggle". The constant dialogue between these two characters leads to a complicity built on tenderness, recognition and mutual admiration.
A walking presentation in the park of Henri Cueco's text, adapted and interpreted by Didier Marin and Philippe Ouzounian.

« AUTOUR DE CAMILLE CLAUDEL » – DOMINIK RIMBAULT

1er juillet – 31 août
Exhibition of photographs.

« Floating PianO » - « Perching PianO »

Saturday 8 July & Sunday 9 July - 7.30pm
Floating concert on the Indre and another perched in a tree in the park, by the group Volière aux Pianos.
Three artists demonstrate their talent during this aquatic and aerial adventure - Daniel Trutet, cellist and composer, Cédric Granelle,improvising pianist, Delphine Coutant, singer and violonist. Christophe Bansard, tree surgeon, lends his arboreal skills. And in this surrealist world, sometimes a trumpet-playing frogman comes down from a tree on a wire or surfaces from the sparkling waters of the river.

L’ISLETTE BY TWILIGHT

Wednesdays 19 and 26 July - 2, 9 and 16 August 2017.    
Make the most of five special evenings to explore the château and its park at nightfall, and by candlelight
Open until 11.30 pm
Why not picnic in the park?.

« CAMILLE CLAUDEL »

Thursdays 20 July & 10 August - 9.30 pm
A play for one actress and three screens, choreographed for two dancers, presented by the Compagnie Intersignes.
Produced and choreographed by Maude Bulinge
Text & images Philippe Bulinge
With Charlotte Michelin, Tess Bulinge and Maude Bulinge.

Gipsy jazz CONCERTS

Thursday 3 August & Wednesday 9 August - 8.30 pm
By the Anastazor Trio, in the park at L'Islette
Born from a shared passion for the music of Django Reinhardt, the Anastazör Trio explore the master's sources : gipsy music, accordion and American jazz.

« BOATERS' CELEBRATIONS AT THE CHATEAU DE L'ISLETTE »

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September - European Heritage Days
To mark the European Heritage Days, the Loire Skiffs Association shares its passion for boating and small craft.
Come and admire the dashing boatsmen navigating the Indre in their antique boats.
On Saturday evening, special late opening to 11 pm for a Venetian parade on the water, the boats gliding over the water by the light of their lanterns!
La Poule Couasse will delight our palates with their delicious fouaces...

« THE THINKER »

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September - 7.30 pm
A play, in tribute to Auguste Rodin on the centenary of his death, interpreted and staged by Jean-Baptiste Seckler.
"There is nothing like an intimate voyage through the visions, hopes, doubts and certainties, the passions, the dreams and turmoils of Auguste Rodin"

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