Friday, May 17, 2013

Le Carrousel des Mondes Marins

The incredible La Machine--under the ambitious and imaginative creative direction of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice--have opened a new attraction at Les Machines de l'Ile, their theme park in Nantes, France. It is a gargantuan, three-level merry-go-round they call Le Carrousel des Mondes Marins, or the Marine Worlds Carousel. It features fantastical and enormous mechanical versions of creatures from the sea. Some are ridden on, some are ridden in, but all were created with the Jules-Verne-Leonardo-Da-Vinci-Industrial-Revolution aesthetic that is the hallmark of all their marvelous creations.

I have written about La Machine and their amazing work with the street theater troupe Royal de Luxe on pieces such as The Sultan's Elephant, The Mexican Giant, and The Diver and the Little Girl (previous post here). Do yourself a favor and look at their jaw-dropping work here.

And visit their website here:


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