Group Brings Giant Minotaur, Spider to French Town

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A 50-foot-tall Minotaur and a giant spider recently descended upon Toulouse, France, as part of the La Machine theater company’s most recent performance. The group, lead by François Delarozière, created the show “The Guardian of the Temple,” using the city as a makeshift “labyrinth.” Sixteen technicians helped work the minotaur creature alone.

The group says the company originally “came about thanks to artists, technicians and theatre designers working together for the construction of unusual theatre objects. To bring its creations to life, La Machine has set up two workshops, one in Nantes and one in Tournefeuille. They are home of many different trades and crafts from theatre and the arts, to industry and advanced technology. People and their skills are the very essence of the creative process.”

See more shots and videos from the performance below.

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À la faveur de la nuit, Ariane s'avance vers Astérion.

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