Friday, July 27, 2012

Porch View Dances - The Ringmaster

Last week, from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon, a very unusual event, "Porch View Dances", took place in Seaton Village which is the part of Toronto just west of the Annex. It involved a walking tour of the neighbourhood, with this fine gentleman as the ringmaster, stopping at 5 homes where the families of each home put on a dance performance each of which had been professionally choreographed and well practiced since last fall. The tour I attended had an audience of over 100 people and the cool part of the tour was that there were no police escorts but rather we all just took to the street and volunteers on bicycles blocked each end of the particular block that we were on. It was like guerilla performance art and was fabulous! I'll show some more shots of the performers on the weekend.

15 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

That is so neat!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds wonderful! I look forward to seeing more photos.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

I love the girl with her hands over her ears. Every emotional.
Shaun

James Wei said...

This seems rather an interesting event organised in the suburban streets.

I did similar tour while I was in New York in the past.

Lowell said...

This is amazing, Pat. I've not heard of anything like it. Wondrous things can be accomplished if people put their minds and skills together. I shall look forward to more photos of the performers.

Jack said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I will be waiting for the rest of the series.

Eyeliquor said...

Nice!!

La Principessa Errante said...

Amazing - guerrilla art - I LOVE it!

Randy said...

Sounds like fun. Nice shot.

LĂșcia said...

It sounds so fun! And it was cool volunteers worked together so people could enjoy the event. ;-)

Gringo said...

This is new to me. Looks like fun, not sure about the hat though! Have a nice weekend Red Pat!

Birdman said...

Reminds me of shows we put on as kids in the neighborhood.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

What an interesting and original event!

JM said...

Families dancing of their home porchs? What an unusual idea! :-)

NixBlog said...

Looks as though he's enjoying himself!