On the Friday evening of Buskerfest, there was a group show with several of the buskers doing a few elements of their routine together. I photographed the first two elements of the show. It was hosted by Dan Craig, one half of the pair Street Circus, who I'll be showing in a coming post. His wife Kim opened up the show with fellow acrobat Reuben DotDotDot. Before things got started, she was warming up on the handstands.
Then the show got started, with Reuben sharing the stage. I filmed a video of the two of them, which you can see right here. You might want to turn down the volume though.
The second part of the group show was Jaardu, a street magician billed as hailing from India who mixes together Eastern and Western influences into his act. While his actual name, listed in the Buskerfest brochure, is quite English, he does have the look of someone of a mixed background. Jaardu started off by having a child from the audience help him in assembling his turban.
For the group show, Jaardu took one part of his full act. He chose a lady from the audience for a trick involving a deck of cards... and a cobra in the basket.
She selects one card from the deck, and he takes her around the circle of the audience so that everyone can see. The card is put back into the deck.
Then she was told to give the full deck to the snake. Yes, it popped out. And no, it was not a real cobra.
Jaardu instructed the snake to shuffle the cards and select the chosen card. Cards were tossed out at random, the snake chose the wrong card, got admonished: "you stupid snake!" And the snake came up out of the basket with the right card. It's a lot of fun to watch, and Jaardu brings a gifted sense of comedy to his act.
Looks like fun.ReplyDelete
It looks as if you are able to enjoy street entertainment all day and all night in Ottawa.ReplyDelete
Wow, there is a lot going on in the streets.ReplyDelete
Great street entertainment which we don't have here!ReplyDelete
Taking advantage of summer weather! Good crowds.ReplyDelete
Gosto destas manifestações artísticas.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
These shows are magical at night.ReplyDelete
...let the fun continue into the night!ReplyDelete
Hello, looks like a fun show. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
you know i really would love to try that .. looks great for the arm muscles. so cool!!ReplyDelete
happy weekend. ( :
How did he train a snake?ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: it was!ReplyDelete
@Rosemary: at least on that weekend.
@Marianne: it is quite a big festival.
@Nancy: this event is a blast to watch.
@Kate: yes, the crowds loved it.
@Janis: they are.
@Eileen: thank you!
@Beth: it would take a lot of practice!
@Marie: oh, it's not real, but it does move. I don't know if it's remote control, because there's not enough room for a person to be serving as a puppeteer.
So much fun to watch but I bet it's blooming hard work for the acrobatic buskers to keep fit. Loved the fiery images from yesterday's post William 🔥ReplyDelete
It looks like everybody was having a great time. :-)ReplyDelete
Great fun in great photos. The snake, that must have been really hilarious.ReplyDelete
Audience participation is always a good attention grabber.ReplyDelete
My niece is a magician and she did a similar card trick only she used a rabbit. It's fun to watch.ReplyDelete
@Grace: it would be a lot of work!ReplyDelete
@DJan: people enjoyed it.
@Maywyn: it was funny!
@Red: it certainly is, and these do tend to involve audience participation.
@Sharon: I just wonder how it's done.
Looks fun to watch.ReplyDelete
That does look like fun, William!ReplyDelete
When one lives way out in the country the fun city stuff is missed---but we have you to enlighten us.ReplyDelete
Lots of entertainment makes for a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful event, William!ReplyDelete
@Whisk: it was!ReplyDelete
@RedPat: I enjoyed it.
@MB: this is quite a festival to take in each year, and such a blast to watch.
@Bill: that's true.
@Marleen: I enjoyed myself.
Excitement! Night fun!ReplyDelete
Another great light show and event ~ creative!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
great weather for them.ReplyDelete
Brilliant! What a fun way to make a living. At least I hope they all love what they do, bring all that enjoyment to others.ReplyDelete
Also mit eine Schlange kann man Karten spielen sehr schön.ReplyDelete
Good weather for evening shows.ReplyDelete
Real showmanship! Night and light make it specialReplyDelete
Certainly lots to see.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your photographs.
All the best Jan
@Pat: it was fun.ReplyDelete
@Gill: it was.
@Denise: they must do okay in terms of getting around the world.
@Noke: thank you.
@Cloudia: it does.
@Jan: thank you!