Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Sultans Elephant

This is quite frankly speaking, one of the most moving and spectacular things I think I have ever seen! I can't believe that this passed my by, as it took place in London about 18 months ago. If you have not seen it, watch the YouTube video below and be amazed.

This epic street theatre featuring gigantic puppets was entitled 'The Sultans Elephant' and is the fifth in a series of works that have enchanted crowds across cities worldwide. Performed by the Royal de Luxe theatre company

The girl genuinely seems to take on a life of her own, and is disturbingly realistic at times. When she moves and looks towards the child sat swinging on her arm I was blown away. These guys really know how to 'animate', and to do so on such an epic scale is awe inspiring.

The music featured in the video is Decollage by Les Balayeurs Du Desert, and can be bought here from iTunes.

More spectacular images of the event can be seen on the Flickr page of Simon Crubellier. I have used his photo's here in this post.

More information can be found on the official site, or from the Wikipedia entry.