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Old 11-01-07, 04:40 AM   #1
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Default best staue act you've seen

I'll start it off by saying it was some guy who was passing through Perth once, he had a basic Roman toga type look. Gathered a huge crowd just getting ready. Was good at being still and even better at surprising people with occasional funny actions.
Martin might remember him.
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A drunk guy in Munich during Oktoberfest 1998. Swaying to and fro on a milk crate, with a paper bag over his head. He'd poked holes where he thought his eyes might possibly have been, but were not.
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Tomas from Germany. I saw him in New York in '84 in central park. He and his girl drew hugh crowds just putting there make

up on. I saw him again in Key West in the '90's hugh crowds again.
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yep, he's brilliant.
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John, yes. And Albert Stone.
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Dave Sheridan's "Captain Cook".
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A guy from Spain who sits in a fridge and looks really cold. He has to get a new fridge everywhere he travels to.


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on the subject
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S8DuuWE9oXM

interesting for the fact that very few of them are actually standing still and trying to be statues.

If anyones wondering, I'm not thinking of doing it myself but I did just make a statue of liberty costume for a marketing agency and hope to convince someone to take it out on the streets.

I personally believe it's not so much the costume but the interaction that makes a good statue act. Judging by your responses I'm thinking that's the general opinion of performers also.
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Hello,


I have only seen four different people here doing statue. The young white painted lady who works the mall gains my second place,
The green Will Rogers in bricktown gains first. the other two is a dryad and Pan at medieval faire. Though they all do a good job, I would love to see Pan try to walk >.<

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My favorite living staues were in the French Quarter in New Orleans, circa January 2005. The two best ones: a young man done up as a vampire who would do a little bow when tipped, and a zombie bride who would hiss and claw at those who were brave enough to tip.

At one point a spectator draped a string of Mardi Gras beads around the vampire's neck and placed another string of beads on his hand and he did not flinch. Very cool. Very creepy.
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No particular favorite, but when I was in Barcelona on Las Rambas the whole street was lined with statues. Some good some terrible.... but there had to have been one every 10 feet for about 10 blocks.
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I once saw a great statue act that was an act.
This person did a scene from a play. They would stand still until someone would give money and depending on how much money was presented by one person or multiple people they would then take the story to the next point. it was all done silently with mime and movement and it was really great. The crowd was captured and it was a big show and not a quick stop, look and keep on walking.

If I remember correctly there was another hat pass at the end of the whole performance.

Another great act I saw was a flower that bloomed (papermache or something, I dunno) and had a person inside and it was a kind of music box type approach
I do not know the logistics of it all and how it worked, but again it was a fun thing to see.
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statue viva are great to work with and they have great audience participation with their act.

As far as creativity, the construction worker in NOLA or the guy with the little dog on the leash in NOLA.

There was also this guy from Hungary that used to perform at the Tampa Ren Faire.On his days off he'd come to Pier 60. He was also a proffessional human manequin, he'd be hired by big stores to do store fronts. I can't remember his name, but when he'd get tipped he contort into the poses and them hold them forever until the next tip. NO SUNGLASSES!!! Seemed to never blink!!
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