Giant Dragon Exhibition

Small Arms Inspection Building

1352 Lake Shore Rd East
Mississauga, Ontario

Giant mechanical puppets are a feat of engineering. They require the combination of sculpting knowledge as well as technical expertise in hydraulics and mechanical engineering. The giant dragon featured in this exhibition was constructed by the technical team at the University of Toronto Drama department for the production of J.R.R’s Hobbit. The dragon is 22 feet long, more than 6 feet high and wide and can look through a window of a second storey house when extended.

Discover the art of puppetry from its origin to its advancement. Puppetry has been present in virtually all cultures around the globe. Bridges Festival aims to connect professional puppeteers form around the world and bridge cultures through one of the oldest and most common art forms.

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