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All the King’s Horses in Grand Central Station

Artist Nick Cave in collaboration with the Ailey Dance School and the MTA “Arts for Transit” together with a bongo drummer and a harpist, put on a spectacular horse show last week in Grand Central Station. It was entitled “Heard NY”!

Each horse was a pair of dancers dressed in wildly colored costumes. They started off sedately enough; bowing to the children in the audience and inviting caresses from them and ambling around in horse-like fashion. But the tempo increased in pace until the horses were spinning at a grand rate and, finally, the dance pairs separated from each other and spun like Whirling Dervishes–exciting stuff for mid-week lunch-time.

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Waiting for the 'Off'

Waiting for the ‘Off’

Stylish head-dresses . . . . .

Stylish headdresses . . . . .

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Harpist soothing the savage beats

Harpist soothing the savage beasts

Costuming begins

Costuming begins

 . . . . knots secure

. . . . knots secure

The head parts get unruly on occasion

The head parts get unruly on occasion

Fore and aft parts show affection

Fore and aft parts show affection

The head part needs help

The head part needs help

Heds and afts join . . . .

Heads and afts join . . . .

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Away with the hurdles . . . .

Away with the hurdles . . . .

The parade begins . . . .

The parade begins . . . .

Thge children are captivated!

The children are captivated!

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The dance commences . . . .

The dance commences . . . .

Head to head   . . . .

Head to head . . . .

. . . . . toe to toe

. . . . . toe to toe

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The dance heats up

The dance heats up

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Sweaty but unbowed, the dancers disrobe to take tremendous applause from the crowd

Sweaty but unbowed, the dancers disrobe to take tremendous applause from the crowd

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2 Responses

  1. Hello Ben, I saw Ethel new apt it’s look great and big and open,Ethel also looks happy and great.The horse’s look like they are saying (HELP ME) lol…..Well i hope that u come to mom next horse trail ride,this’s time I will be there to help out as while….I hope to see you soon then that …..love amy

    • Many thanks, Amy. Next time you are in NY, perhaps Ethel will invite you to coffee in her new apartment? Looking forward to the next trail ride with Susan and you. Love, Ben

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