Aerial Antics took part in Buskerfest as well; I showed their Glowfair appearance in a post earlier in the month. A local group, they specialize in vertical theatre, using hoops and cloth suspended from above. Their clothing, equipment, and makeup combines with UV lighting to create an ethereal effect at night. Their act for Buskerfest featured one of their number playing the part of an alien, putting antennae on the other members over the course of the act as a mind control technique- much to the displeasure of the host. Here we have a couple of shots of them during an evening performance.
The following evening, with light still in the sky, I took in another performance from the troupe. The host is at left- wearing a tin foil hat to protect her from alien mind control.
The 'alien' was wearing a full green body suit, looking like what you'd expect out of the proverbial little green men, running about during the acts, putting mind control antennae on anyone in sight, and getting occasionally chased off by the host when she would start climbing. She already had most of the group under her control in what was a funny routine. One of the other group members was up high on the apparatus, showing her skills.
This is another great entertainment for the people to enjoy!ReplyDelete
...and the festive excitement of Ottawa continues.ReplyDelete
Hello, it does look like a fun street festival. Fun photos. Enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
I find aerial acts difficult to watch.ReplyDelete
Schön so ein Straßenfest.ReplyDelete
i bet it is sort of (like or) feels like fly? neat-O!! ( ;ReplyDelete
Fotografias espectaculares meu amigo.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Looks like fun. I enjoyed your pictures. :-)ReplyDelete
They make it look so easy but I bet it's not .. super shots William ✨ReplyDelete
More Ottawa fun!ReplyDelete
These are pretty sophisticated street performers!ReplyDelete
These costumes are really cool as they add a flowing effect.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: it's fun to watch.ReplyDelete
@Tom: and yet Ottawa has a reputation for being boring. I don't agree with that assessment.
@Eileen: it is quite enjoyable.
@Marie: would it be the heights that bother you, or the idea that someone might fall?
@Noke: thank you!
@Beth: they're very skilled.
@DJan: I enjoy showing them.
@Grace: as easy as it may look, it surely takes a lot of practice.
@RedPat: and a lot of it!
@Sharon: they know their stuff.
@Red: the glowing effect is cool too.
A very talented groupReplyDelete
Talent and flexibility is a must and these people have it. Very entertaining to see, William.ReplyDelete
Do you even rest from festivals and shows in Ottawa?ReplyDelete
Looks like a good time!!ReplyDelete
I would have loved to see that performance!ReplyDelete
It must be really fun to watch. I would love to go see the evening performance!ReplyDelete
I like the blue lighting!ReplyDelete
This seems scary to me somehow, but I bet in-person it was fantastic!ReplyDelete
@Klara: there are events, particularly in summer, that I just don't even cover, like the music festivals. Too many of them, too little time.
@Michelle: it was fun!
@Shammickite: they were good.
@Tamago: I enjoyed both takes.
@Linda: so did I.
@Sandi: it was a whole lot of fun.
I thought so :)Delete
The same applies this year.Delete
Art thrives with practitioners and audiences like that!🎈ReplyDelete
Dynamic aerials and neat shots!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
You guys really support your buskers, that is very cool.ReplyDelete
Nice photos William! As always, even better when enlarged.
Wow. You've had a grand time!ReplyDelete
I do enjoy watching aerial acts.ReplyDelete
This looks a fun event.
All the best Jan
It's a blast.Delete