Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Street Art

Last weekend, as I was heading back towards the T after my afternoon at the Ahts Festival I came across a group of street performers. Down at Quincy Market there are tons of performers; from dancers to dare devils, and musicians.
This group was amazing, it was a group of five men and they mixed humor with insane dance moves, they were just amazing!
They really had the crowd going. They kept making jokes at themselves and the crowd. They wouldn't begin performing until they had everyone gathered around their "stage"- they were shouting, "there is nothing to worry about, we're just Black guys dancing!" And dance they did!
Dance, flip, spin, pop, lock, the whole nine yards.
They were just amazing, the crowd grew and grew as they performed. I find these type of dance skills amazing. Plenty of gymnasts can perform like this on mats, but on a sidewalk, kuddos!
Towards the end, they called up some innocent audience members. They had them line up, bend over, and a guy went and flipped over them! Insane! I would have freaked out, but this guy just went flying over them!
It was a great way to end a nice Sunday afternoon out and about in Boston. One of the reasons I love this city, you never know what you'll find!

10 thoughts on the matter:

tinajo said... {Reply}

That is so fantastic - oh I wish I had skills like that! :-) Must feel so cool to be in such control of your own body! :-)

Jen said... {Reply}

Wow! That's incredible! I love the photos where they're not even on the ground!

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

That is seriously AMAZING. Oh my good heavens. Crazy! So cool. Whenever I see street performers in Philly (which is rare) I pull over to watch. I think they are artist. All artists need an audience! LOVE this post Tamar.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Wow, serious coolness! I'm always amazed at people who could do those moves.

Tara said... {Reply}

Wow, these are wonderful. You captured them perfectly!

Dorian Susan said... {Reply}

I agree amazing talent and you've really captured the feel with your series.

Chic Homeschool Mama said... {Reply}

WOW- those are incredible!

Sian said... {Reply}

These shots are so awesome!!!

Sarah said... {Reply}

How cool. Great captures.

Rachel said... {Reply}

Absolutely amazing... I love watching people who have those kind of skills!