City of art and history, Blois is guaranted to surprise you
A panorama of French architecture, the royal château is the door Way to the Loire Valley
A UNESCO world heritage site, the royal river invites you to Blois
Welcome to a universe of the illusion and magical arts. A unique site in Europe!
"Rêves urbains" was created in 2010 from an initial encounter between the Scène Nationale in Blois (Halle aux grains), the official theatre in Vendôme (L’Hectare) and the municipal youth departments of Blois, Romorantin and Vendôme.
By raising the status of "urban arts", the very effective collaboration between all the players in charge of youth and culture was a first in the department.
The idea is to give everyone access to artistic performances, not just the regular clientele. In order to encourage mobility and interaction between the three towns, the councils make sure there are transport options and inter-town support at very accessible prices.
"Tirs d'ailleurs", the key show in this first edition presented in the Halle aux grains, the result of a collaboration between the Mémoires vives company and young breakdancing, video, rap and graffiti lovers, and covering the story of the defence of Blois bridge in 1940 by Senegalese and Moroccan infantrymen, met with resounding success, both with young people and with military veterans' associations.
Not forgetting the graffiti contests, pro and amateur breakdancing combats, accompanied by electro DJs, rap, hip-hop and contemporary dance presented by virtuoso professional troupes.
There is no doubt, the Rêves urbains festival has a promising future!
Next rendezvous in 2012.