Monday, February 04, 2008

Frozen in New York

My husband Marc has been whining about being "frozen" for weeks. So much so that we booked a trip to Mexico later this month. (YAY!) We live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and it's been anywhere from -10 degrees celcius to -30.

Well, today Marc came across a video of people in Grand Central Station, New York, and these people were definitely far more frozen than Marc has been.

Check out this incredible video. I've never seen anything like it.

Wish I'd been there!

My writer's mind is going crazy with this. Were they a group of acting students? Mimes without costumes? I've watched this 3 times. Check out their expressions...and poses.

What do you think about this video? Please leave a comment.

After you've watched the video, go HERE to read about how it was done.

~Cheryl Kaye Tardif, bestselling author


Karen Harrington said...

That is so cool. A thousand and one applauses for their performance. Thanks for posting this.

Karen H.

Lynn Hoffman said...

Don't you just love the energy that makes this sort of thing happen? It looks like art to me. . .

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, bestselling author said...

It is definitely art!!! I agree.

I would have loved to have been there or been part of it, but I dont know if I could have kept a serious face and not burst out laughing...

I like the woman who's in the middle of eating.

And the guy trying to get through with his cart--he's soooo New York! haha

reabadger said...

It's an NYC group called Improv Everywhere.
They do all sorts of such awesome "missions," with numerous videos of missions (like this) of such at their site. They are truly hilarious and creative.

< Badger >

Dave Donelson said...

What a great gag! Hope they call me next time so I can take part. I've felt that way so many times in Grand Central before, both as a participant and an observer. Haven't you ever had one of those out-of-body moments when you feel like an island in a sea of bustling bodies? Or had to swerve around someone stopped dead in the pedestrian traffic and--after cursing them under your breath--wondered what in the heck they were doing? Excellent post.