Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Awesome 'Swoon' in Brooklyn Bridge Park

'Swoon,' a most unusual theater/dance/performance piece by Australia's Strange Fruit was awesome Saturday in Brooklyn Bridge Park. In the 20 minute performance, the four-member cast swayed eerily on poles above the crowd, acting out themes of love, despair and redemption.

In case you missed it, here are two video clips from one of Saturday's performances.


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Photo and videos by MK Metz

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

this was very cool. different and fun.

Anonymous said...

The kids want to do this now (and so do I).

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a psychic link between Australia and Brooklyn. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

"strange fruit" is a pretty terrible name for an entertainment/circus group, considering its meaning.

hey kids, let's go down to the park and watch "lynched blacks" swing under the bridge! it's gonna be AWESOME!

Oly said...

What I want to know-- how the hell do they get down from there?
It looks quite painful to... um... how shall we say... slide down that pole?

Channing said...

They shimmy, like circus acrobats.

Kat said...

Wow, just read the Wikipedia definition of "Strange Fruit." I never knew that before, poster #4. I wonder if the Aussies were totally aware of the connection?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Strange_Fruit