The world-famous production of Royal de Luxe makes its Dutch premiere in the European Capital of Culture. Over the course of three days, these towering giants walk the streets of Leeuwarden and provide an unforgettable experience with their 'Big Skate in the Ice' show. Royal de Luxe is one of the most famous French companies throughout the world. The term "street company" has been attached to its name since its creation, in 1979. The company flies around the world with their impressive Giants, puppets several meters high and taller than the buildings around them. The event was one of the major highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2018 programme.
The little Girl Giant, is made of steel, poplar and lime wood, 5.50m high and weighing no less than 800kg.
Leeuwarden – Friesland 2018 has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2018 based on a so-called ‘bidbook’. The programme in 2018 reflects the urgencies of an agricultural region, where the city and countryside, native and newcomer must work together.
Second day, August 18th. The Xolo is a Mexican dog, which the Aztec people consider a sacred animal.
He can reach a speed of nearly six kilometres per hour. He weighs 350 kilos and is nearly three meters tall.
In their third and last performance, they marveled the people with a very spectacular performance that took place along the canals of the city.