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The Living Statues

Stand absolutely still for five minutes… just five minutes. It is not easy. You will notice pain appears from your feet, your back and other joints. Now imagine standing absolutely still for two hours or more. That is what the mime artists that perform as human living statues do.

Being a living statue takes practice in concentration, physical control and slow breathing technique, as the famous The Living Statue Company explains. Add an interesting character, an eye-grabbing costume and ample body paint. The results can be fascinating.

Bronze man

Living statue in Rome photographed by Adrian Pingstone 2007

 

Statue on cycle

Living statue in Barcelona photographed by Dorion

Living Statues artists and organizations:
National Contest of Living Statues
Don McLeod’s Living Statues
The Living Statue Company
Statue Man
Flickr Living Statues Group

04/12/2009. Category: People. Topic: , .

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