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The Berlin Reunion: A Larger Than Life Theatrical Street Performance


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From October 1st to October 4th 2009, it was a time of searching and reuniting for two giant hearts in Berlin, Germany.¬† Crowds flocked to the streets to witness “The Berlin Reunion” – a tale where a deep sea diver and his niece began the search for each other.¬†Created by Royal de Luxe and dubbed as Berlin’s very own fairy tale, The Giants Arrive was a celebratory event that commemorated the 20th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The storyline of the performance has the two separated by a wall, thrown up by “land and sea monsters”. The Big Giant has just returned from a long and difficult – but successful – expedition to destroy the wall, and now the two are walking the streets of Berlin, seeking each other after many years apart. – Boston.com

There’s another special bit to take note – the cultural backdrop for this massive tale were the picturesque monuments of Berlin. Measuring up to 15 metres in height and operated by the skilled Street Theatre team from Royal de Luxe, these giant puppets travelled past significant sites such as Berlin’s City hall (“Rotes Rathaus”), Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag.

But before this thrilling journey began for uncle and niece on October 2nd, the crowd were treated to a teaser of what was to come on the 1st.

Berliner Festspiele | spielzeit'europa 09 | Royal de Luxe

Berliner Festspiele | spielzeit'europa 09 | Royal de Luxe
And so the story begins. Follow the pictures in our gallery for this little giant fairy tale.

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Watch how a touching tale came to life:

Royal de Luxe – LE RENDEZ-VOUS DE BERLIN, DAS WIEDERSEHEN VON BERLIN from Nina. on Vimeo.

Photo credits: Boston.com



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