Marionettes

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The Sultan's Elephant, an 11 meter-high mechanical elephant, and a giant marionette of a little girl, part of an outdoor theatre production by Royal de Luxe in Antwerp, on July 7, 2006.

The Sultan's Elephant, an 11 meter-high mechanical elephant, and a giant marionette of a little girl, part of an outdoor theatre production by Royal de Luxe in Antwerp, on July (Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images)

A giant marionette, operated by performers, walks in Berlin, Germany, on October 2, 2009. The French marionette street theatre company Royal de Luxe gave open air performances around the Day of German Unity in Berlin. The artists used the giant puppets to tell the story of separation and recovery to commemorate the fall of Berlin Wall 20 years earlier.

Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities

A giant girl starts to move during the second day of a street performance in Berlin, on October 2, 2009. The four-day street performance was based on a fairy tale called The Giants by French street arts company Royal de Luxe and marked the 19th anniversary of the formal re-unification of Germany.

Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities

The Big Giant and Little Giantess, after having finally reunited, rest together in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on October 3, 2009, in honor of German Unification Day.

France’s Royal de Luxe street theatre company performed this larger than life sized animatronic street spectacle titled The Berlin Reunion

People touch and photograph a giant marionette of a dog during the first day of a street theatre in Guadalajara, Mexico, on November 26, 2010. The three-day performance by Royal de Luxe called "The Mexican Giant, the dog Xolo and the Little Indian Girl," is based on a mural by late Mexican artist Diego Rivera.

Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities

The big giant and small giant meet in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on October 3, 2009, as part of a performance for German Unification Day.

The big giant and small giant meet in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on October as part of a performance for German Unification Day.

A giant girl marionette is led through the streets of Berlin, on October 2, 2009.

A giant girl marionette is led through the streets of Berlin, on October

A giant dog puppet, part of "Sea Odyssey", takes a walk through Stanley Park in Liverpool, on April 20, 2012.

A giant dog puppet, part of a street theatre production entitled "Sea Odyssey," takes a walk through Stanley Park in Liverpool in northwest England.

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