Sarabands are ready to invest in Vo-Ruyak

Calling Johnny Holliday as an excavator will close the Sarabandes festival on Sunday, June 26.


Calling Johnny Holliday as an excavator will close the Sarabandes festival on Sunday, June 26.

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The village, which already covered the festival in 2010, but in one day. “This time we will stay there for three days with a very, very wide range of art forms.” launches Joël Breton, on deck with the team and La Palène volunteers, who are finding a configuration after covid this year. With 30 shows and 80 performances, the program promises to be even richer than in previous years.

We welcome the beautiful flower of unique art in France to such an extent that La Palène today enjoys national recognition.

Joel Breton will still have to wait before handing over the helm to La Palen: his successor is not expected to take the job this week.


Joel Breton will still have to wait before handing over the helm to La Palen: his successor is not expected to take the job this week.

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Sculptures, paintings, textiles or installations, 30 exhibitions can be seen in the gardens and barns opened by the inhabitants of Vau-Ruiak, from the broken faces of Bernard Briante to the scarred bodies of Robert Keramzi, passing through the dreamy compositions of Françoise Cuxak. . “We welcome the beautiful flower of unique art in France to such an extent that La Palène enjoys national recognition today, rejoices Joel Breton, who has been brought in from Germany, Mexico and Burkina Faso to feed his music programs. Bands that are often influenced by world music, such as Afro-blues-rock Tuaregs from Bafang or flamenco-rock Australians from Opal Océan, who mix genres. »

Trance, conversations and poetry

Visual shows such as “Mater” by Avis de Storm, “A great tribute to mothers whose acrobatic performances are imbued with tenderness and poetry.” Strange theater is again extraordinary with Chris Cadillac’s Las Vanitas or Sbam’s deep and exciting En avant les filles, which features feminist lyrics, outright laughter as well as yellow laughter. Laugh and think, as in the case of Pericopto, a conversation about a crowded company that talks about the growth of politicians. “Demonstrating incredible accuracy that allows us to understand why we came to this, on the verge of a social and environmental gap.”says Joel Breton, who was fascinated by the hypnotic walk of Foco Aller, “Seven Mexicans immerse the audience in a trance on the recurring work of Manu Chao. A form we have never seen before in Sarabande. “

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Les Sarabandes in Vaud Ruiak from Friday 24 June at 18:00 until Sunday 26 June at 22:00. Detailed program on the website www.lapalene.fr.

Back to top for Joel Breton’s succession in La Palène

Will the Sarabands, who are fully trained in Vaud Ruiak, be the last with Joel Breton as conductor? There is no information when her successor, announced at the head of La Palène, Sandrine Prunier, was forced to resign. “A decision made for personal reasons, to her great despair, which she announced to us on the same day she was to arrive this week,” regrets Joel Breton, who has planned tiling until the end of the year, time to pass on the reins of this large boat, which manages the season of live shows, exhibitions and the Sarabande Festival at Ruyake. Why next? It will all depend on the meeting scheduled for next week between the association and its partners, the city of Ruyak and the community of communes. “Are we starting from scratch, resuming recruitment, or are we recalling the candidates we interviewed? The decision will be collective.Joel Breton continues, while 25 people applied for the job and six were selected for an interview last winter.