This is the link for the home page of La Machine, where you can get a look at their various productions and see if at some point in the future, one of their works will be coming your way.
The finale of La Machine took place on the final Sunday evening in July, on the grounds of the Canadian War Museum, west of the city core. The crowds were already there when I arrived, but I was able to find a position where Kumo the spider was clearly visible. Kumo was quiet upon first arrival. Here was the grounds of the final confrontation between the machines, with the dragon horse's stolen temple guarded by Kumo- and containing one of the musicians. The bulk of the other musicians, joined by a choir, were to spend the evening in the raised platforms playing, while the spider looked all menacing. The crowd broke out into applause when the slow moving transports bearing the operating crews drove through, and then it was time for things to get underway.
Kumo was moving around, looking ferocious, while Long Ma was on his way from Victoria Island. The dragon horse appears first in the second photo, and then started making his way around the crowd to get ready for battle. Kumo had center stage until then. Check out these videos: #7 and #8.
A glimpse of Long Ma can be seen here- the brightly lit dragon horse is seen beneath the scaffolding where camera crews are perched, having reached the west end of the grounds. From there he moved on, coming back to have a word with Kumo. Here's video #9.
Here we have one more glance at Long Ma passing by. The finale of this event is in tomorrow's post.