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La Machine leaves lasting impression on crowds and organizers

CTV Ottawa
July 31, 2017

Officials with La Machine are leaving Ottawa with a strong appreciation for the tens of thousands who came out for the show.

“Here, everybody played with us, with a smile, and child’s eyes, and a conscience that we are transforming the town into a great theatre,” said François Delarozière, Artistic Director with La Machine.

More than 750,000 people took in La Machine over the weekend in downtown Ottawa, the ByWard Market and LeBreton Flats, according to Ottawa 2017.

A crowd that was much larger than even organizers anticipated.

“It’s over twice what we hoped for in our wildest dreams,” said Guy Laflamme, the Executive Director with Ottawa 2017.

Long Ma, the dragon-horse, reclaimed her temple at LeBreton Flats Sunday night, capping off a four-day battle with Kumo, the spider. Tens of thousands people attended the conclusion of the story Sunday evening as Long Ma and Kumo met for a final performance.

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