Thursday, August 20, 2015

Vive La France

My last featured act of the buskers festival is Kate Mior of Toronto, in the first of two posts. She specializes in several different characters with a living statue motif, but has taken that in a new direction this year with an act she's entitled Madame Guillotine. Her Marie Antoinette character is front and center for this fun, hilarious act that brings in audience participation and delights onlookers. She can be found at her Facebook page.


She begins by speaking to the audience- quite a switch given that when I've seen her in the past, she's always been silent as a living statue.


And then the Queen brings in the first of her victims... I mean, volunteers, a warm up for the act.


This leads into a duel involving two audience participants with fake baguettes, refereed by the Queen herself.


But the Queen decides to enter the fray as a combatant. 


Tomorrow I'll show you what happens when a lowly commoner is caught up in a high stakes baguette fight with Queen Marie Antoinette.

33 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I wonder how this act would go over here. But it looks like great fun to me.

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  2. Ha, ha, I wonder if he is ending into the guillotine!

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  3. I've felt that way sometimes about baguettes. :)

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  4. That is one busy living statue! Love it.

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. I prefer lightsabers for my duels...

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  6. I bet this was fun to watch, William, but I don't envy her having to wear that costume in the heat we've had lately!

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  7. The outfit is very French indeed, such fun.

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  8. she obviously enjoys her character.

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  9. really enjoy the costumes as well. fancy. ( :

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  10. This is different. It's street theatre which gives us some history.

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  11. @Linda: she certainly looks the part!

    @Stuart: I've wondered the same- how would this act do in the streets of Paris, or at Versailles?

    @Gerald: it was a whole lot of fun.

    @Marianne: just wait and see!

    @Revrunner: they come in handy in a fight.

    @Janis: watching this new take on her act was a delight.

    @VP: hah!

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  12. @EG: it must have been difficult in the heat.

    @Karl: she's a whole lot of fun to watch at work.

    @Tex: I would think so!

    @Beth: me too!

    @Red: it certainly is.

    @Nancy: it really was.

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  13. Dueling baguettes is so much more desirable than light sabers.

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  14. Now I really, really do wish I was there to see all this fun.

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  15. I love the idea of dueling baguettes!

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  16. This sounds/looks very funny. Were you called up to duel?

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  17. What a great bit of street theatre William. Viva La France !

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  18. @Sharon: it certainly is!

    @Cheryl: she was!

    @Lauren: it was a blast.

    @Norma: I did too!

    @RedPat: so did I!

    @Halcyon: no, I wasn't!

    @Marleen: it was fun to photograph.

    @Dianne: it was such a treat to watch.

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  19. Teatro de rua??? Eu ia adorar ver esta encenação
    As fotos estão belíssimas William
    Um abraço

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  20. It would be nice to see this spectacle.

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  21. Now that looked very entertaining.

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  22. These events look like crowd pleasers.

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  23. @Gracita: thank you!

    @Mari: it certainly is.

    @Orvokki: it was fun!

    @Denise: a pleasure to watch acts like this.

    @Janey: they certainly are!

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  24. Oh my goodness, I think I'd have loved this!

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  25. Dueling baguettes?! What fun!

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