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Friday, July 24, 2009

Shall We Dance, 34th Street

Dancers, Below Ground
Photo by myself below ground, at the 34th Street subway station.

A couple of dancers performed, drawing a good-sized crowd.

The ability to work the crowd is the mark of a great entertainer. These guys talked trash before jumping about and spinning.


Related posts: Acrobatics Below 34th Street, Tales from Below - A Subway Transcript and A Pedestrian City.


Paz said...

Very cool. It's tough to hold the attention of a crowd, especially in the subway.


James said...

Reminds me of the trash talking,spinning,flipping dancers that I saw in Philly the other week. There was a drunk guy with a bottle of vodka taunting them. lol

"Oh dancing with myself
If I had the chance
Id ask the world to dance"

Debra said...

One of the scenes I love best about NYC. I have often tried to capture these moments in the subway but my picture has always turned out too dark.
Great picture!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love how these artists give a brief respite to the often harried commuters.

Kitty said...

Hi Paz
Yeah it's neat that there only 2 guys but they captivated a bunch of people in this busy station.

Hi James
What a trip? I hope you got photos!

Hi Debra
Yes, you have to adjust your camera in these cases. I probably had the ISO at 400. That increases the sensitivity of the camera.

Hi Lily
I agree! They're great!

elsiee said...

love the street performers in NYC - there are NONE in my neck of California and the ones in Santa Monica and Venice beaches in LA seem so "hollywood" to me - not organic and street like the NYC performers! love the shot too!