Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trickery Of Venus

Venus is a Dutch busker whose specialities include juggling and the art of the diabolo, which you learn more about here. I caught her act a couple of times over the weekend, once when she was juggling torches with the help of a bystander she'd brought into the ring, and the second when she was juggling other items and then going to work with the diabolo.

34 comments:

  1. Venus is a demanding name, I see she is very good with fire!

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  2. Street entertainment at its best. Like that street art you shared in a earlier post too. And, look at all those spectators.

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  3. Fun to see the kids enjoying the show. :-)

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  4. Nice to see we are exporting some street acts too. :-)

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  5. A good time was had by all. That's quite a crowd!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. Her juggling acts is a great crowd puller. She has great skill!

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  7. Playing with fire and diabolos you'd better have perfect timing hey William :)

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  8. Ever wonder what possessed a person to take up this art?

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  9. It takes guts for somebody to walk on the stage cold and participate in juggling with fire. I look forward to tomorrow's post as this looks interesting.

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  10. @VP: she certainly is!

    @Lauren: there were a lot around her!

    @Revrunner: anything that sparks their imagination is a very good thing.

    @Marianne: indeed!

    @Jan: yes, and she was fun to watch!

    @Janis: this was quite typical of busker acts, the crowds like this.

    @Nancy: she certainly does!

    @Grace: you must, absolutely.

    @Beth: it looks like a good way to keep in shape.

    @Karl: indeed. I'd seen the diabolo used before in other acts, but hadn't known the term.

    @Sharon: a creative spark would be one thing.

    @Red: it really does, yes! Tomorrow's act is from the same location as most of these shots.

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  11. Venus looks like she enjoys performing! Nice smile.

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  12. Looks like people are having lots of fun! Including Venus!

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  13. She seems entertaining. Good pictures.

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  14. That torch juggling is amazing. She looks really talented!

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  15. Another fun act! Torch juggling I find fascinating!

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  16. The diabolo seems diabolical! What a great time this must have been. I know I would have gotten all fired up!

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  17. This must need a lot of skills. Exciting!

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  18. So many people came out to watch, William!

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  19. While I have never been to a street festival that featured buskers, after seeing your posts on this event, I will definitely be on the lookout for any future ones.

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  20. There are always funny, unique things happening in your town!
    Enjoy it!

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  21. Ya, impressive, BUT can she juggle chainsaws?

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  22. @EG: quite a smile!

    @Cheryl: definitely!

    @Eve: she was quite entertaining.

    @Tamago: indeed she was!

    @Ciel: it takes a lot of practice.

    @Lowell: it's a trick I've seen before, but this is the first year I know the term for it.

    @Marleen: it was a blast watching!

    @RedPat: they really do.

    @Beatrice: some of the buskers from here went out to Edmonton, where they've got one going on right now, and others to Edinburgh in Scotland for a show.

    @Halcyon: indeed!

    @Gunn: there is a lot going on here.

    @Birdman: hah!

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  23. Obviously she drew quite a crowd, I really like the striped shadows falling across the pictures, very atmospheric...

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  24. She has attracted a good crowd.

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  25. What an entertaining weekend! So many interesting acts. Do the buskers get paid to do this?

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  26. Wow. This really looks like a jammed packed load of fun. Just think, soo enough that very place they stand, will be covered in snow.

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  27. She is really skilled! She had the crowd totally in her thrall!

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  28. @Geoff: actually that's the crosswalk, painted zebra stripes like that on the street. They close down the streets running along Sparks a block south for the weekend.

    @Mari: it certainly was.

    @Jack: yes, she did!

    @Kay: yes, the audience pays them at the end of the show, a pass the hat sort of thing. It is a full time job, really, in terms of all the work they do.

    @Whisk: oh, I'm looking forward to the snow!

    @Tamera: a good busker has to be able to engage their audience, and she certainly did.

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  29. Now that is a creative, unusual act. Juggling fire is quite a feat.

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