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Long Ma in Toulouse

From 19 February to 8 May, Long Ma will be at the Halle de La Machine in Toulouse!

Inspired by a Chinese legend, the goddess of Nüwa, François Delaroziere created Long Ma in 2014 for a major show in Beijing.  Back in Nantes for a big maintenance, Long Ma stops in Toulouse to be presented during three months at the Halle de La Machine.

Long Ma à Toulouse - credit p.david-halledelamachine


Long Ma is a chimerical creature, she observes men and watches over them. Made of wood and steel, it is 12 metres high, 5 metres wide and weighs 45 tonnes.  Nestled inside the Hall, this unusual work of art will be awakened every day by the mechanical sounds of the stable of machines.

Les Véritables Machinistes will invite the public to discover the history of this monumental machine through an exhibition and to be surprised by the sensitivity and precision of its movements. On certain days, Long Ma will be able to venture outside, on the Track, to greet Asterion the Minotaur and the inhabitants of the Montaudran district.

Agenda Long Ma à Toulouse - affiche stephan muntaner

From 19 February to 11 September
Long Ma wakes up daily in the Halle de la Machine

16 and 17 April: Long Ma, the show
free show on the Piste des Géants
The teams of the Halle de La Machine and the Compagnie La Machine invite you to experience two exceptional days during which the Piste des Géants becomes a huge stage for a great show. Inspired by a Chinese myth, an epic wind will blow around the Halle de La Machine.

From 19 April to 8 May :
Long Ma becomes a City Machine carrying spectators on his back.

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