Wednesday, August 15, 2012

on entertainment

Now I'm halfway through my portion of this festival, in the middle of it
I'm in semi-reflection mode, as you are when you travel/perform solo

There's a lot of striving...a bit of a super sale mentality
buskers bare their teeth at spruikers
spruikers bare their souls thrusting their flyers
everyone's playing a hook
as "no better than this", "absolutely hilarious","a star in the making"
the population is 80% performer fighting over the carcasses of backpackers, seniors and spanish tour groups

There is a lot of gyration going on and I feel the satisfaction is as substantial as the fairy floss getting sold on the sidewalk

Today I had three people come to my show and I said to them at one point that only the four of us will ever share this 30 minutes...we had added an experience to our fleshy filing cabinet, one uniquely was specific, personal

at other shows I have seen I feel that the performer audience exchange is a little dirty...after the applause there is an averting of gaze as they separate, return to their disparate lives...the laughter neatly contained and disposed of in the condom of that performance space

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe show 2

Great show today...a lovely audience who all obeyed beautifully even to sustained jumping and blinking (actually out-lasted me). Who says you can't still create a world in a carpeted black box? (actually a mini hotel conference room pretending to be an even mini-er theatre)

However that 30 minutes was only a portion of the day's performing...have taken to dancing in floral dress on the grassmarket to do the flyer distribution (and as a pre-show warm up). Today I got a spontaneous hug from a stranger who appreciated my energy. 'Show me your 8 bucks' I should have said but instead just went for the feel.

Friday, August 3, 2012

a week to go

Only a week before I hit Edinburgh. I'm doing a practice performance tonight in Adelaide at Ausdance 7pm. See the attached link of a bit of practice with my new travel-friendly canon SLR yesterday.