Inspired by a Chinese legend, the goddess of Nüwa, François Delaroziere created Long Ma in 2014 for a big show in Beijing!
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 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.
The Véritables Machinistes will invite the public to discover the history of this monumental machine, 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.
A machine, an exhibition
After having walked the streets of Beijing, Ottawa, Nantes and Calais, Long Ma has come to nestle inside glass and steel walls of the Halle. Cradled by the mechanical sounds of his roommates, this imposing the mechanical sounds of his roommates, this imposing creature wakes up every day in the middle of a completely renewed scenography. Its presence is accompanied by a large exhibition “the spirit of the Dragon Horse”, which retraces the stages of its of its construction and the various shows around the around the world.
From 19 February to 8 May 2022 and form the 9th of may to the end of august
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Summer and aerial tour
All summer long, the great team of Les Véritables Machinistes will be looking after visitors with only one thing in mind: high-flying surprises! Spectators will be hanging on the lips and gestures of our teams who will have the great pleasure of showing them the Hall from a new angle.
from a new angle. An unidentified life form might even start flying… Flying, hanging, lifting, ropes and harnesses will be the key words for all these aerial movements.
Other Machinists, anchored to the ground, will play with the elements by manipulating the company’s surprising effect machines: the water cannon for a refreshing stop on the Piste des Géants, the water cannon for a refreshing stop on the Giant’s Trail, a foaming shower under the snow luste or more simply, a little ice cream at the Minotaure Café. The public will have the choice to offset the summer heat! To complete the visit, the music will not cease to resound in the Hall, mixing the mechanical sounds of the stable of machines with the tender meows of Long Ma.