English Gents (AUS)
This acrobatic duo present hilarious comedy often while sipping tea or reading the newspaper. World class talent!
Copper Cowgirl (CDN)
Gunslinger. Living Statue. Expert winker. The Copper Cowgirl is excited to return to the Halifax International Busker Festival and bring a bit of the wild west to the east. Part clown, part performance art, she takes inspiration from the great women of the Wild West to engage and amaze. She has performed internationally for 10 years but calls Victoria, BC home.
Aerial Manx has circled the globe with his breathtaking performances. As the only Acrobatic, Sword Swallowing Contortionist he is a true pioneer of what the mind and body can achieve, a genuine master in the making! He was awarded a Guinness World Record for his incredible stunt of performing multiple back flips whilst swallowing a sword. His powerful act is not to be missed. Be warned though, it is not for the faint of heart!
Andrew Lopatin (Ukraine/CDN)
Andrew is the big instrumental guitarist from Kharkov, Ukraine now living in the little country-town of Stouffville, Ontario. The release of his debut album, Quicksand, marked a turning point in music as he demonstrated how to turn a single guitar into a sizeable orchestra and expand the horizons of the magical instrument. Now travelling across Canada on tour, Andrew is making the Halifax International Busker Festival one of this stops.
Born in faraway Hong Kong and raised in Edmonton, Eden brings his talents to Halifax streets for the first time ever. You'll hear the cracks of his matched whips and the roar of his audience long before you see him in his impeccable shoes. Even faster than his whips are his sleight of hand tricks and even bolder than his footwear are his jokes.
Back for his 7th Halifax Buskers Festival, multi-award winning Comedy Magician Patrick Drake is once again bringing his unique blend of amazing sleight of hand skill, originality and comedy to the Festival's close-up stage at Bishops Landing. "This is the best way to see magic - intimate and up close". Patrick promises a few old favorites as well as many new ideas he has been working on since his last festival appearance. Drop by and say hello.
Izza Flambe (CDN)
A unique one-woman fire show from Québec, Canada, filled with energy, public participation and ...an accordion! Follow Ezmeralda la Pirata, on her crazy adventures as this fearless woman pirate fights off a 1000 fierce sailors with her fire swords, survives a fire thunderstorm, and transforms herself in to a crazy sea creature
The Third Wind, (CDN/AUS)
The Third Wind is a collaboration of internationally acclaimed circus artists dedicated to bringing high level, death-defying circus tricks to the street since 2011. They specialize in the dangerous art of Russian bar - balancing and throwing the smallest of the trio 20 feet into the air and then catching him on a 10cm wide bar! They also strive to entertain audiences with their incredible hand-to-hand and juggling skills.
USA Break Dancers (USA)
This show promises gut busting laughs, high-energy fun and action packed Break dancing from two top B-boys out of Queens N.Y. "Reaction" and "Arsin" and the show's creator Julio "Klown" Santiago.
Budapest Marionettes (Budapest)
The show brings about a range of different marionettes in a cycle of short stories accompanied by music. The show is exceptional because the puppet constructor-performer uses an artistic language and a world of forms very characteristic of Central Europe, but creates something new with every puppet. With an array of unique and inventive puppets, it is an event designed to entertain audiences of all ages.
JOHNman’s BLANKO (Germany)
BLANKO is a white figure, on a white pedestal, designed in colour by the audience itself. This interactive art piece allows you to be part of the creation. This act won the 2013 World Statues Festival for Living Statues in Arnhem/Netherlands and made JOHNman the first (and so far only) artist to win the world championship twice! He has performed at festivals from Oslo to Johannesburg, from Mumbai to Shenzhen, and won many awards. Come see Berlin's best-known living statue performing daily in Yonge-Dundas Square.
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