Dance to the Renaissance –

Du 06/04/2019 au 30/09/2019
Place Pierre de Brosse, 37130 Langeais, France

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A discovery of 16th century dance and music

As part of the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance(s) in the Centre-Val de Loire, Château de Langeais explores music and dance in the 16th century.

The castle’s two Renaissance rooms serve as a setting for a presentation of musical instruments and a visual evocation of dance. The instruments, largely inherited from the Middle Ages such as the lute, bagpipe or fiddle, accompanied the dance (wank, pavane, gaillarde…) or the singing both as a soloist and in ensembles called “consorts”. The importance of sacred and profane polyphonies in this period of European artistic renewal will also be highlighted.

Visitors will discover this artistic richness in the service of the court’s festivities during balls and weddings.

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