Photo : Vénus Parade © Clédat & Petitpierre
Les Tombées de la Nuit, in partnership with Les Champs Libres, as part of International Women's Day, present
Venus Parade
Clédat & Petitpierre
I'm your Venus
For all ages
After presenting La Parade Moderne, Les Baigneurs and Les Mariés, même at Les Tombées de la Nuit, artists and performers Clédat & Petitpierre are returning to Rennes for a new promenade performance mixing the traditions of Breton pardon ceremonies and Palaeolithic Venuses. Venus Parade is an extraordinary sculptural work and secular artistic processional parade that will be exhibited at the Champs Libres, followed by a participatory promenade performance to the Place du Parlement for around sixty participants.

Now based in Penmarch, Brittany, real-life and stage couple Yvan Clédat and Coco Petitpierre have been mixing methods, materials and ideas to create incredible visual, stage and performance art for the past thirty years. In this clever and offbeat, poetic and fun world full of inanimate and moving creatures and sculptural creations that make their way into real life, the two artists transfer the issues and constraints of modern art into wonderful awe-inspiring moments of joy and sharing. This new production blending visual and performance art, reinvents six life-size Palaeolithic Venuses made of glossy and ostentatious materials already used in La Parade Moderne.

Carried on six palanquins, behind six embroidered banners bearing their images, the six marvellous Venuses, arriving from a long journey through the ages, will be paraded in procession, like secular relics, in the manner of a Breton pardon, along with six choirs singing a libretto composed by sound poet Anne-James Chaton, with music by Corinne Ernoux. After a week on exhibition at the Champs Libres, they will make their way to the Parliament of Brittany, with percussion and sung declamatory pieces, somewhere between protest anthems and tribal chants, creating new magical and poetic experiences combining modern art, performance and public space at the masterful hands of Yvan Clédat and Coco Petitpierre.

Sunday 06 March 2022 > Saturday 12 March 2022
Les Champs Libres, Cours des Alliés, Rennes
Exhibition • Tuesday > Friday, 12pm > 7pm • Saturday & Sunday, 2pm > 7pm • Monday > closed
Sunday 13 March 2022
15:00 > 16:30
Les Champs Libres, Cours des Alliés, Rennes
Parade • Start from Les Champs Libres to Place du Parlement

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