The Pet Performers Who Get Paid to Act Like Animals

The Pet Performers Who Get Paid to Act Like Animals



today we are meeting growth julik and alex bailey two artists who love animals and have specialized in performing for pets most animals really enjoy their performances and sometimes so do their owners can you describe what happens in your performances first the owner of the pet will contact us and invite us to their home we will spend about 15-20 minutes getting a sense of the kind of personality that it has the history of how it came into the owners life questions that relate to feelings we were looking at pets already since years and one of the things that we're interested in is how much spare time they have and having a free time is really one of the important things you need in order to consume culture and then we also noticed however human audiences have almost no time so why not expand our work to this new audience do cats react differently from dogs performance for the dog and performance with cats as our different shows the time for a performance for a dog is much shorter than that for a cat cat the performers can last for 30 minutes and their attention span can be stretched much much longer it's not so intense we're at the happiest foundation work Ruth and Alex are about to do a workshop on animal behavior and they've invited me to participate so I close my eyes yes cat I would say a rabbit a whale being part of the workshop was very interesting and to think about how pets move and feel and to embody this now I feel very inspired to perform for pets we may not receive the applause because we're doing it for an audience of who can clap or can't thank us in a way that we understand but what makes it rewarding is the fact that we do see this immediate response there's a media feedback

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