Living statues – the art of not falling over


Why standing still and not speaking for a living isn’t as easy as it looks


Ζωντανά αγάλματα ή τα Ανθρώπινα αγάλματα γίνονται όλο και πιο δημοφιλή!

Απολαύστε το … και την επόμενη φορά που θα δείτε ένα, ρίξτε ένα κέρμα στο καπέλο τους, ως ένδειξη αναγνώρισης.

Το κάνω από σεβασμό για την υπομονή τους!


Today’s living statues are actually part of a noble and historic tradition that dates back to the tableaux vivants – or living pictures – of the early medieval period. In the tableaux, costumed actors would create a scene by remaining silent and motionless, as if they were in a picture.

Over time, actors took the tableaux out onto the streets. It’s now such a profitable business that there are ‘living statues’ in every city around the world.

The traditionalists in the living-statues world still choose to look like a statue, specialising in stone, metal, glass or wood. But they have a problem. If they are too convincing, passers-by just pass them by and their takings suffer.

So, these days, they move. If someone puts a few coins in their hat, they will blow a kiss, do a dance, hand over a flower – anything, as long as it attracts a crowd.

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