The Sultan’s Elephant

This is a thing of beauty, I blogged this before but these clips are a whole bunch better.


The Sultan’s Elephant is a giant marionette show put on by the French street theater company Royal de Luxe. It has been performed in several European cities.

I find it simply amazing that a gargantuon marionette can be manipulated in such subtle ways. If it weren’t for the block and tackle surrounding her you might almost forget that it’s 30 feet tall.

[via Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society]
The Sultan’s Elephant


Posted: September 18th, 2007
at 7:10pm by John

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