18 months of construction, 11,723 man-days of work, 4.3 tons of wood, 45 tons of steel for a Dragon weighing more than 74 tons, the construction site of the Dragon of Calais is titanic.
From François Delaroziere’s sketch to the first movements of the Dragon in the streets of the city, it is the adventure of a team that is taking shape and that we wish to tell.
Sculpting, modelling, programming, welding, machining, painting and manipulating. The art of building is already a theatrical act. This is why we want to share the behind-the-scenes of creation with the public through this exhibition. To make visible the workings of this formidable collective adventure that was the genesis of the Dragon de Calais.
Through this exhibition, we invite you to relive, month after month, the making of the Dragon de Calais by exploring the backstage of the construction and by discovering the technical and human challenges that underlie the creation.
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