Les Mécaniques Savantes, for which the company created two giant spiders, was performed for the first time in Liverpool, European Capital of Culture in 2008, and then in Yokohama in 2009. For each city, we create a new project, a new object.
Every production is different. Other Mécaniques Savantes are expected to turn up at planned major world events. These giant performing animals love to appear at large human gatherings. On each occasion, La Machine Company studies them and operates them throughout the city, thus transforming it into a scenic space.
These machines feed an unusual vision of theatre, reading movement as a language, and in turn a source of emotion. The operators, engines, animals and musicians intermingle, confront and tune in with each other, thus creating images that change our relationship with the city, suddenly transformed.
A production created by François Delarozière.
a lA mACHINE AND fRANÇOIS dELAROZIÈRE production.
ASSOCIATE AUTHORS : dOMINIQUE MALAN (MUSIC) AND tHIERRY lORIDAN (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
COPRODUCed by LA MACHINE, ARTICHOKE TRUST in LONDON AND le CHANNEL THEATRE in CALAIS