Sunday, July 31, 2011

Feelgood Sunday, NZ Culture #1

The Topp Twins were the first genuine street theatre proponents in NZ, others had performed on the streets but they were the first to own their own pitch and turn up every fri at the same time and put on hours of entertainment.
They were lesbian twins and had been singing together their whole lives, they had rapid-fire wit and characterization skills and ability to deal with the audience situations only street performance offers, plus their consistency, had folk traveling into town just to catch their act of a friday evening.

They went on to travel the world and became idiosyncratic and much loved cultural icons.

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