Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Buskers Festival 2009 @ Halifax

The heat is just starting to sizzle for the summer with loads of festivals coming up before the season ends as it awaits the coming of Autumn. Like always, we were ready to head out and bear witness to any (if not all of the) festivities. One of which was the Buskers Festival 2009 that took place down by the waterfront here in Downtown Halifax.

Buskers are people or folks who performs the act of busking. Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities. People engaging in this practice are called buskers or street performers. Busking performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Buskers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, card tricks, clowning, comedy, contortions & escapes, dance, fire eating, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime and a mime variation where the artist performs as a living statue, musical performance, puppeteering, snake charming, storytelling or recite poetry or prose as a bard, street art (sketching and painting, etc.), street theatre, sword swallowing, or even present a flea circus.

We witness 3 performances before we decided to head home. But our favourite was the performance by the group the called themselves, USA Breakdancers. Managed to catch some clips and photos of them in their act.

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