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Le Dragon de Calais

From the 1st to 3rd of November, 2019, the City of Calais will discover Le Dragon de Calais during spectacular celebrations. Freed from the subterranean worlds, the Dragon of Calais is heading for the city. This new creation built by La Machine Company will roam the city, manipulated by 17 people who give him life.  This big show in the streets of Calais will be the festive prologue to the dragon’s public introduction as a «City Machine» : La Compagnie du Dragon.

Beneath the thick crust of the earth runs a maze of deep galleries which connect the seas and the continents. Sometimes, these galleries branch out and widen until they create worlds. Fantastical creatures inhabit these galleries. Large human settlements are the gateways out of this subterranean labyrinth, they open up the passages that connect the underground world to our world.
Since the dawn of time, these «gateways» have been sealed and held shut by sacred stones. The Dragons are the world’s gatekeepers. It is they who maintain balance. Dragons exist in all shapes and colours, they possess enormous powers and every dragon is unique.
The Dragon of Calais is fire, air, earth and water… he has always watched over the lands and seas of the north. Dragons only appear to humans in situations of extreme need, to settle a conflict or to allay an evil. They are naturally benevolent but can also be wild and unpredictable.

Le Dragon de Calais – From 1st to 3rd november 2019
A street show of La Machine Company and François Delaroziere, commissioned by the City of Calais.

Download  The Show Program : Le Dragon de Calais

Discover the teaser of the show :

 


A production created by François Delaroziere.


Dates & coproduction

Le Dragon de Calais – From 1st to 3rd november 2019
A street show of La Machine Company and François Delaroziere, commissioned by the City of Calais.