Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mixed Acts

I have a mix of buskers today. Here's another take on the Popeye and Olive duo I showed you some days ago, having had wrangled a couple of not so willing volunteers to join them in the act.

This fellow is billed as Pyromancer, whose act of course involved playing with fire in multiple ways.

El Gleno Grande is a veteran busker who combines circus goofiness and clowning with dry wit. He was dashing about on his noble "steed".

There was a chalkboard artist, different than the one from last year. I spoke with him early in the festival (and didn't catch his name), but liked the two works of art he had been working on.

Here's another look at the Bang Bang Boys, whose act I showed you some days ago.

Today I'm finishing with a couple of more shots from one of the members of  Spring Action Trampoline.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


These two living statues were a regular sight throughout Buskerfest, mostly at the two locations in these shots. They were members of an acting troupe- the large cards visible before them were advertising a Shakespeare In The Parks production going in in various locations through the summer. I really liked the way they interacted with people, and the reactions on the faces of others. Their second location, visible in the final shot, was at the end of Sparks Street, with the War Memorial and the Chateau Laurier as a backdrop.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Satya Bella

Satya Bella is an acrobat with a specialty in hula hoops. I caught a bit of her act at one point during the festival, while she had a couple of guys from the audience helping her out- whether or not they liked it!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Starlets

The Silver Starlets are a pair of buskers who were here as well last year, as some of you might remember. They're acrobats who specialize in an aerial show employing swings and long fabric. I caught them getting their act underway here.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Cowguys

The Cowguys are a pair of buskers from here in Ottawa, blending circus, magic, and goofy stupidity into a performance that amuses the audience. These two started off with balancing and tossing hoops while I was there, and moved into one using a bullwhip to slice the celery the other was holding in his hand.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Throw 2 Catch

Throw 2 Catch is a group of three buskers, with an expertise in circus acrobatics and juggling. They were the peoples choice winners for Buskerfest last year. I caught part of their act during the festival.