Union Square Awesome Street Performers

Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiquity . In English speaking countries people engaging in this practice are called street performers or buskers.

Performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting,card trickscaricaturesclowningcomedycontortionsescapologydancesingingfire skillsflea circusfortune-tellingjuggling,magicmimeliving statuemusical performancepuppeteeringsnake charmingstorytelling or reciting poetry or prosestreet art such as sketching and paintingstreet theatresword swallowing, and ventriloquism.

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