24 posts tagged Performance
24 posts tagged Performance
Too often rats are associated with filth and pestilence. But few people talk about their latent musical talents. Thank goodness for artist and photographer Ellen van Deelen who takes charming photos of her awesome rats, Moppy and Witje, appearing to play an impressive variety of musical instruments.
Ellen even self-published a Blurb book of her photos, entitled The Rat Pack, A Humorous Look at Extraordinary Mice.
Visit Ellen van Deelen’s website to view many more delightful photos of Moppy and Witje, her incredibly cute and remarkably gifted rodent friends.
[via Incredible Things]
This awesome mechanical wooden cephalopod was created back in 2007 by phenomenal French street theatre company Royal de Luxe. Called “Le Calmar Geant a Retropropulsion” (“The Giant Squid with Reverse Thrust”), the gorgeous squid was just one of an assortment of incredible creatures created for a project entitled Les Machines de l’le de Nantes.
Words cannot express how much we’d like to ride this squid.
(Photos by Claude Joannis)
Molly Thomas is a performer and writer living in New York who has developed an awesomely silly hobby. When she isn’t performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, she’s dressing up her roommate Mick Bleyer like a baby and perfectly recreating baby photos for a funny and impressively good-natured project entitled My Precious Roommate.
[via Beautiful Decay]
Photographer Christine Zona travels around San Francisco and Los Angeles photographing the awesome and incredibly exuberant participants in the world of competitive air guitar playing.
“These guys are amazing,” Zona says. “They live ‘normal’ lives but become these larger than life characters on stage just once a year. Following their air guitar careers and photographing them has become an addiction.” Zona is currently putting together a book on the series. Check a few photos out below and then be sure to head on over to her website to see more of her work.
Photographer Philippe Lejeanvre captured these awesome photos of fire breathers practicing their amazing skills during the ‘Fire Eaters’ Birthday Party’ at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.
The World’s Largest Disco is an annual event held at the Buffalo Convention Center in Buffalo, New York each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event, widely popular in the area, is a tribute to the disco era and features live performances by 1970s-era musicians, along with dancers dressed in 1970s attire.
The current event began as an annual occurrence in 1994, but it traces its history and name to a disco held in Buffalo in 1979, featuring The Trammps and Gloria Gaynor. That disco is marked in Guinness World Records as the largest disco in the history, with 13,000 people in attendance. The current incarnation of the event draws 7,000, though this is only because of capacity issues. Tickets for the event regularly sell out within minutes of being put on sale, which usually occurs in early August. The event is a charity fundraiser held by Conesus Fest for Charity to raise funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a summer camp for children with cancer.
Photo of ”The Village Guys” at The World’s Largest Disco by Joe Cascio
Few things command attention on a busy city sidewalk like a musical instrument that shoots fire as it is played. Musician Christopher Werkowicz, aka Fire Tuba guy, has this to say about his awesome performances:
“With a fire horn I always come across a council officer or police that say it’s dangerous. It helps me explain that I do special effects for film and theatre for many years that the elements of which I built this devilish invention are certified and come from stores. They all say that the next time I’ll meet you here-prison. But a little adrenaline in the life of a Busker is good!”
It’s Mr. Bean and the magician! Do you remember Rowan Atkinson’s character Mr. Bean as fondly as we do? He was silly, awkward, usually pretty quiet, “a child in a grown man’s body,” and he had his very own TV series during the 1990s.
During the episode “Mr. Bean Goes to Town,” Mr. Bean goes out with his girlfriend at night to a magic show and disco. He deliberately messes up the magic act in an attempt to retrieve his watch the magician “stole” as part of a trick, and embarrasses his girlfriend so much that she dumps him for another man. After attempting to interfere with his attempts to dance with her, Bean leaves the disco, but not before shutting off the power first.
On Halloween the Cleveland Orchestra gathered at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio for their third annual Halloween Spooktacular performance. The musicians all performed wearing costumes. Here you see the double bass section, most of whom were dressed as members of The Avengers, and the violin section, all of whom dressed up as sheep, with the exception of the first violin who dressed up as Little Bo Peep. Pretty delightfully awesome.
[via Geeks are Sexy]