Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Circus has come to town...and not just one!

Buenos Aires has always been big on circus...with schools all over the city...and for the next week, circuses from all over the world have come to BA to show their stuff...There are performances all over the city, but this park is the setting for most of the events, with 4 giant tents and a huge metal dome for trapise...

If you are in BA, look up the schedule on the Buenos Aires gov tourism site to get the complete schedule...we went to two performances so far....And our favorite hands down was Loft, by The Seven Fingers of the Hand, a Montreal group...


.Some of the audience enters through the refrigerator on the stage set (above), the underwear clad cast distributes snacks to the audience, and,besides being a very quirky funny show, the circus feats they preform are truly amazing....


 My spanish teacher and Dave both believe they were dogs in their former lives....



I believe I was a tree...
I went back to the museum of Xul Solar for a guided tour this week ...He worked with Paul Klee and Kandinski  for years before coming back to Argentina and holing up in a family building, making lots of fantastical art....hanging out with Jorge Borges....developed two languages/games/music that were linked to the cabala, astrogology, sanscript ....he was out there...




But the art work of this last week that I like the best are these horses that Dave has been blistering his hands making....they are for a benefit luncheon to get school supplies for poor kids, held at the Polo Club....

Sorry there are no food shots this week...my best meal was a beautiful lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant on Independenca in San Telmo, but I ate it all before I remembered to snap a shot!  Besos to all, Jamye


1 comment:

GretchJon said...

Can't wait for Loft tonight! Thanks for the preview! Just finished "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen last night....it's all about the less attractive side of the circus trains of the 20's and 30's...and has left a lasting impression! Jon's reading it next---we'll pass it on to you if you haven't read it!
Gretchen