Ricardo Elias Hardy performs as a living statue at the Retiro park, Madrid. Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP.
Niloufar Saleem, Gulf Today
A Cuban street performer, Ricardo Elias Hardy, performed an impeccable act by becoming a living statue.
The 57-year-old performer from Cuba, dressed himself up with make-up to look just like a statue.
He was seen performing at the Retiro park in Madrid , where he stood motionless leaving passerby’s in absolute awe of his performance.
As a living-statue, Elias Hardy stands sporting realistic statue-like makeup to get tips from tourists and passers-by.
Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities.
In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given.
Street performance is practiced all over the world and dates back to antiquity.
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