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SOON TO BE A BOOK - LA MACHINE VISITS OTTAWA

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LA MACHINE 

La Machine is a street theatre company founded in 1999 and led by François Delarozière.  It came about thanks to artists, technicians and theatre designers working together for the construction of unusual theatre objects.  The work they develop in public spaces relates, in the first instance, to theatre, urban planning and architecture.  www.lamachine.fr

On Thursday, July 27th we were introduced to La Machine.  François Delarozière created this extraordinary work, drawing inspiration from the Chinese legend The Godess Nüwa. Nüwa is the creator of mankind. As the climate changes, she worries about the men she has created. She decides to send her emissary, the spirit of the Dragon-Horse, to help them and fix the sky. However, the Giant Spider, instigator of chaos, crosses Long Ma’s path and lays traps that Long Ma will have to evade…


With flags flying 

and pedestrian walk lights flashing, 


the crowd moved toward Notre Dame Cathedral where the Giant Spider, Jing Shen, was perched.…