This Episode proudly sponsored by:
This episode is proudly sponsored by Dolphin Creative – a company who is proud to support street theatre and all of the incredible characters who make up this world. Where ever you perform: Dolphin Creative salutes you! For more information please visit DolphinCreative.org – Huge thanks to Stuart and his team for sponsoring this episode and two more to come!
- Interview by: David Aiken – The Checkerboard Guy
- Interviewee: Andrew Elliot
- Original Recording Dates: March 18, 2019
- Date: Aired: October 15, 2017
- Location: Recorded at the Ibis Hotel near Emerates Mall, Dubai in David’s Room: 357 during the Dubai Marina Street Performers Festival
- Mixed and edited by: David Aiken for The Busker Hall of Fame
Comments: Figuring out who you are is a journey we all go through. Is what you do for money what ends up defining a large part of who you are and where you invest your self-identity? This is often the case especially when one becomes a street performer and unlocks the secret to a ‘life hack’ that gives you so much freedom to travel the world, provides vast amounts positive feedback from audiences and enough money to live a very comfortable life. It’s a lifestyle that can become entirely intoxicating and incredibly addictive.
But once the basics are met, how much more do you need? Do you allow the lifestyle to become all encompassing, or do you simply use performing and your performance character as the means to a different end? Strip away the performance persona and what is left underneath?
David Aiken sat down with Andrew Elliot during the Dubai Marina Mall Street Performer’s Festival to discuss Andrew’s early days with magic, his time in India living with a community of Indian Street Magicians and his eventual transformation into a street performer who used his show as a vehicle to travel the world and provide the means for ongoing self discovery.
And thanks again to: Dolphin Creative for sponsoring this episode!
Find out more about sponsoring this podcast by emailing cbg@BuskerHallofFame.com