THE WORKSHOP OF THE COMPANY LA MACHINE
Cross the street of the Nefs and head over to the workshop terraces via the great staircase.
From two terraces 7.5 m high, visitors can watch the builders at work on the Machines in their world of wood and steel. In this experimental laboratory, the fantastic creatures come to life under the hands of the Staff of the company La Machine.
A 12-minute film, directed by Dominique Deluze, on the Machines de l’île project, is shown on one of the terraces.
The company La Machine is a street theatre company born in 1999 and directed by François Delarozière. Alongside the Machines de l’île project, the company also develops and creates many street performances: Les Mécaniques Savantes, Le Dîner des petites mécaniques, L’Expédition végétale…
At the heart of the artistic process of the company La Machine, motion is interpreted as a language, as a source of emotion. Through each of its living architectures, it is about dreaming tomorrow’s cities and transforming the look we take at our cities.