Performance

A mechanical installation named "Long Ma"  makes it way during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing...A mechanical installation named "Long Ma"  makes it way during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing October 17, 2014. "Long Ma", a 17-meter (56-ft) long and 15-meter (49-ft) tall mechanized dragon sculpture, and "The Spider", a 5.7-meter (19-ft) tall and 6-meter (20-ft) wide machine, are operated by French performance art company La Machine. The structures are operated by an automatic control system and electronic equipment. The performance, which combines Chinese culture and French art, was held in Beijing in honour of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, an organiser of the event said.

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A mechanical installation named “Long Ma”, operated by French performance art company La Machine, performs in front of the National Stadium in Beijing. 

Venezuelan artist Cristobal Ochoa and his performance partner Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Artist Open Houses part of the Brighton Festival with a street art performance, on the seafront in Brighton

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Venezuelan artist Cristobal Ochoa (R) and his performance partner Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Artist Open Houses part of the Brighton Festival with street art performance “Los conos de madre” (“mother’s cones”), on the seafront on Tuesday

Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO's of the Basque Country in Bilbao...Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO's of the Basque Country in Bilbao December 19, 2013. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGO's, performed Quien es Quien (Who's Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO’s of the Basque Country in Bilbao. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGO’s, performed Quien es Quien (Who’s Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world. 

A street monkey performs on a sidewalk in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia on Monday. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is continued with the plan to stop masked monkey performances, locally known as 'topeng monyet', by year 2014 to improve public order and preventing illness carried by monkeys. The city's administration planned to buy the monkeys used in street performances and keeping them in a zoo.

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A street monkey performs on a pavement in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, on Monday. The governor of the capital Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has introduced a plan to stop masked monkey performances, locally known as topeng monyet, by next year in order to improve public order and prevent the spread of diseases carried by the animals. The city’s administration intends to buy the monkeys and put them in a zoo.

Russian-born contortionist Zlata poses in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, at the start of the international contortionists conference which will see participants from 16 countries.

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Russian contortionist Zlata poses at the start of the international contortionists conference in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The event will see participants from 16 countries.

Indian school children dressed in traditional attire perform during a function to mark India's Independence Day in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

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Indian schoolchildren dressed in traditional attire perform during a function to mark India‘s Independence Day in Bangalore, India, Thursday.

Competitors from Egypt practice their synchronised swimming team performance at the Saint Jordi arena in Barcelona prior to the world swimming championships...Egypt's team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, July 17, 2013. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.

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Egypt’s team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.

***BESTPIX*** Acrobats Perform In St. Bartholomew-The-Great As Part Of The London Festival...LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sing in St Bartholomew the Great church as Bridie Hooper of Circa performs 'Stirrups' on a high wire above on June 25, 2013 in London, England. Showing as part of the City of London Festival in which audiences will see and participate in music, dance, art, film and poetry performances in some of London's iconic spaces and venues.

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Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini sing in St Bartholomew the Great church as Bridie Hooper of Circa performs ‘Stirrups’ on a high wire above on Tuesday in London. The show is part of the City of London Festival in which audiences will see and participate in music, dance, art, film and poetry performances in some of London’s iconic spaces and venues. 

A girl laughs as she sits among hand fans during a mass performance at a children's martial arts fair in Foshan...A girl laughs as she sits among hand fans during a mass performance at a children's martial arts fair in Foshan, Guangdong province May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A girl laughs as she sits among hand fans during a mass performance at a children’s martial arts fair in Foshan, Guangdong province in China on Friday. 

Participants, with their heads sticking out from holes of a large white fabric, perform during a performance, "Divisor" during an exhibition, "A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story," in Central business district of Hong Kong

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Participants, with their heads sticking out from holes of a large white fabric, perform during a performance of “Divisor” as part of the exhibition A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story in Central business district of Hong Kong