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Best Adult Freakout: Haircuts by Children

Best Adult Freakout: Haircuts by Children
PHOTO BY Bret Brookshire

A piece of "social acupuncture" which puts clippers in the hands of 5th graders instead of relegating them to the chair-and-bib routine, resulted in one of the most moving, hilarious, and demented works of guerrilla performance art of the 2011 iteration of EAST. A collaboration between indie-theatre/performance fest Fusebox, Toronto-based Mammalian Diving Reflex, and East Austin haircuttery Peacock Salon – Haircuts by Children gave kids tha powah. And when kids have power, things get gooooood. New fashions were created. Some kids wholeheartedly concentrated on the task at hand, taking a client's wishes into consideration; others blithely snipped locks freely. Adults had to trust kids, and kids held that responsibility with grace. We're only sad this doesn't happen every year.

Fusebox Festival Hub
2023 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/800-3066
www.fuseboxfestival.com

Peacock Salon
1519 E. Cesar Chavez #300, 512/447-8253
www.peacockhair.com

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