Little Nemo in slumberland - Creation 2014

Mobile show
Duration : approximately 1h

Audience capacity : several thousand persons

: THE END OF 2014 !


Winsor McCay published « Little Nemo in Slumberland » in the New York Herald Tribune between1905 and 1914.

Every Sundays, its comic strip covered the last page of this newspaper. It was the birth of «comic strip» ! It is unmistakably one of the unequalled classics of the recent history of the comic strip.Far from being a pleasant BD for children, Little Nemo transposes to the universe of the drawing with a subtle humor one of the most striking themes of modern times: the discovery of the unconscious.

In search of the legendary world of dream, Little Nemo explores unknown lands in troubling and increasingly threatening forms where nothing seems that is appears at first glance: the familiar objects become gigantic or tiny, grimacing mythical creatures lie in wait him, houses rise to amount to dizzy heights before collapsing a moment later. In the 20th century, can we always trust to the world as it is? Therefore, the scenography, the control of the perspective, and the complex story board, made of McCay a precursor of the cartoon.

For more than twenty years this dreamlike journey has trotted into my head. Over time and experience, the idea has matured and finally Plasticiens Volants decides to attack Little Nemo’s fortress ! A century after the publication of the last board, « Little Nemo in Slumberland » will revive and travel in your cities.
The inconceivable, the immoderation, the emotion will be, in the corner of every street! We are sure about that!

Marc Mirales


WORKING SHOP : sculpture and painting of the IGUANODON

DRAWINGS of Marc Etiève

Hippo peinture hippo en vol
Iguanodon peinture

Iguanodon sylvester

Little Nemo's bed

The Zeppelin

croquis ME

Little Nemo, Flip and the Iguanodon


Pulled by a pelican, the fantastic
Zeppelin takes his travelers...

Since its bed, Little Nemo travels between the houses which walk (inflatable suits)


Download the file "Little Nemo in Slumberland" CREATION 2014 (PDF - 2,9 MO)

Da Vinci, VOLARE ! - Creation 2014

Fixed show
: 20 to 25 minutes (show can be played several times in the same day)
Audience capacity
: approximately 1.500 spectators

Plasticiens Volants, during its various shows, often integrated wooden structures, in metal... inspired by Leonardo's imaging da Vinci. Prince of the paintings which fade, king of the ideal cities on paper, Leonardo da Vinci discovered new continents by exploring bodies and light. That of the Sky remained in him, unknown! In our new show, Da Vinci engages himself body and soul to his obsession: TO FLY !

Mixing woodworking machinery and flying inflatables, Da Vinci, VOLARE ! is a FIXED performance, from 20 to 25 minutes which can be played several time in the same day...

He dreamed, all his life, to fly above Firenze and to become the celebrate man who amounted to "heaven"! Leonardo da Vinci so much made us dream, that we decided to fly him!
Thierry Collin, Artistic director Da Vinci, VOLARE !


image daVinci

CROQUIS, Marc Etiève



--------------- LEONARDO DA VINCI ---------------


Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452, in the heart of the Renaissance in the heart of Europe. He was born outside Vinci, which lies high up on Mount Albano, in the valley of the Arno River, near the city of Florence. Florence was an independent republic and commercial center at the time of his birth.

He was the son of Ser Pierro da Vinci, who was a legal specialist, and a peasant girl named Caterina. He was considered an “illegitimate” son because they were not married. Right away. His father married into a wealthy family and he went to live with his grandparents. Later he lived with his father’s family and they didn’t conceal his birth and welcomed his addition to the family.

As a child he was very smart and was very quick at arithmetic and music. He learned the lyre and had a wonderful singing voice, and quickly went to further develop his talents with a tutor. At age 17, he went to become an apprentice of painting under the instruction of Andrea del Verrochio, in Florence, who was an artist, skilled craftsmen, goldsmith, sculptor and painter. He started to use his science to enhance his paintings.

He studied and sketched rock formations, caves and fossils. He had very few close friends during his life, even though he was very kind and sympathetic. Later, during his apprenticeship, he started to find his niche at inventing machines like the helicopter, diving suit, and submarine. After he finished his education, he stayed for a short time assisting Andrea del Verrochio.

From 1478 to 1482, he obtained his own studio. After that, he was offered the job of court artist for Lodvico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. He took it and lived in beautiful Milan for 17 years. There, he had a great variety of jobs including designing artillery, and planning river system diversions for the city. In Milan, he really started to dive into the field of science and learn a lot. Go to the science section to learn more!

Toward the end of his life, in about 1508, King Louis XII of France asked him to accompany him to Milan, and he went willingly. There, he stayed working on anatomy and other fields until 1512, when the French lost Milan.

He then had to go to Rome. There, he stayed until his life was finished. He was very good friends with Guiliano de’ Medici, brother of the duke, and he was well housed and treated very kindly. Sadly, while in the bliss of the Renaissance, his health started to fail.

In March, 1516, Guiliano died, and Leonardo was left alone in the world, practically deserted. Not far thereafter, on May 2, 1519, the mind of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci died.



Vitruvian Man - LDV

bateau vinci
Flying Machine - LDV

char vinci
Tank - LDV


machine volante
Aerial Screw - LDV


Parachute - LDV