"The Sultan's Elephant" is a show created by the French theatre company "Royal de Luxe". It involves a huge moving mechanical elephant and other associated public art installations. In French it is called "La visite du sultan des Indes sur son éléphant à voyager dans le temps" (literally, "Visit From The Sultan Of The Indies On His Time-Traveling Elephant").
The elephant is made mostly of wood, and is operated by over ten puppeteers using a mixture of hydraulics and motors. It weighs 42 tons, as much as 7 African elephants. A replica of the elephant was built in Nantes (France) in 2007, as part of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes permanent exhibition.
The performance you see in the video took place in London, England, from 4-7th May 2006.
The show started with a rocket "crashing" in Waterloo Place on Thursday May 4, smashing up the tarmac, with smoke coming out from the botto
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Tags: Sultan, Elephant, Parade, Show, Street, Theater, Performance, Mechanical, Puppet, Giant, French, London, Art, Artist, Girl, Children, Dream, Peace, Culture, Humanity, Beautiful
Location: London, London, City of, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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