Last Saturday, three of my kids (ages 13, 17, and 20) participated in the Creative City Project in downtown Orlando. My husband's cousin, Deborah Knispel of DEK Creates, won a spot with her proposal to do a tableau vivant (living picture) of Goya's painting "The Spell." It's a pretty spooky scene, fitting for the day after Halloween.
|"The Spell" painting by Francisco Goya|
It took a while for the six actors to get their makeup and costumes on.
|Naomi, with help from Lydia,|
whose mask is down around her neck
|Lydia, Andrew, and Naomi|
|Lots of set up!|
There were a lot of other exhibits right there in Heritage Square in front of the Orange County historical museum, as well as at other downtown locations. We saw dancing, singing, poetry, and more.
They also had several bird kites on poles for anyone to try flying.
I gave it a whirl.
Some of the siblings came to watch. Joanna brought two friends.
On the way back to the van, we stopped to watch an aerial act by Cirque de Soleil. The red sash was suspended from a huge crane.
One last shot of downtown Orlando lit up for the night.
A very interesting evening, I'd say!