Monday, November 23, 2009
To The Trees
Last Monday the weather was much more amenable that it's been today, so I was able to attend the finale of the Somerset Illuminated Carnival that took place in Weston-Super-Mare, a pretty seaside town in SW England.
There are mainly two types of float taking place in the Carnival, tableaus (motionless pose) and features (dancing and movement). All floats are illuminated, as the Carnival takes place at night.
By far the most impressive tableau was Gemini CC's To The Trees, with a Robin Hood theme. The detail in presentation was amazing, and the poses were challenging and very well executed. I mean, how long can anyone stay with their mouths open, staring into space?
Apparently, some people can keep going for more than two hours!
Unsurprisingly, To The Trees won first place in the best tableau category and were also joint overall winners.
I generally prefer features, but couldn't fail to be impressed by this particular tableau. I stood really close to it at the end of the procession and I swear it was like looking at waxworks.
It was only when you looked into their eyes that you could tell they were definitely humans.
I bet they were really happy when they heard the STOP command and could finally relax their poses and give their poor muscles a rest!