Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Sultan's Elephant

This is the story about a time-traveling girl who gets a shower by the Sultan's Elephant.
Often called The Giant Little Girl on Internet-posted videos.

"May 2006, the extraordinary Sultan's Elephant came to London.....and transformed central London into a magic fantasy." nathankw
In the end the elephant lays down on the steps of the British Museum.

Royal de Luxe is a French mechanical marionette street theatre company. They were founded in 1979 by Jean Luc Courcoult. Based in Nantes, the company has performed in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Chile and Australia. wikipedia

I first saw this as a PowerPoint [see slide show]. They were performing in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. The elephant is 40 feet high and weighs 45 tons. There are several versions of this on YouTube and you might want to watch them also to get the whole feel of the performance.