The streets of Montreal have been taken over by giant life-like marionette puppets.
The marionettes are parading through Montreal celebrating over 375 years since establishing Montreal. The puppets are over three stories tall and the street performance is held over three days.
These creations are inspired by France-based Royal De Luxe street theater company. One of the more popular installations in a deep-sea diver that is looking for his long-lost niece, the piece is entitled “Space Odyssey”. This piece functions to have the marionette walk through the streets with a moving head.
Another piece is the niece of the “Space Odyssey” character with a functioning body so she walks the streets looking for her long-lost uncle. There is also a large marionette dog puppet that has a water function to seem as though the dog is relieving itself.
The characters roam the streets until reuniting of Saturday evening and walk around together on Sunday through the city.