1878 American and other drinks



The Premier and Original American Grotesque Dancers

and Pantomimists.

Excerpta ofNotices by the Australian, American, and English Press:— "Let it at once be stated that their performances are far more extra ordinary than they could possibly have appeared on paper, and perfectly unique."—Melbourne Argus, June 6th, 1S74. "As dancers of a novel gymnastic school, they have unquestionably no equals."—A''c7v York Mercury, April 12th, 1876. "The Girards may now be pronounced without rivals; one ofthem does the Long Table Slide, of which he was the original performer, having first introduced it to the public in the 'Black Crook' in Niblo's Garden, some few years ago."—NrM York Clipper, May 27th, 1S76. "To use acomprehensive old word, they are Posture Masters; and never has more masterly posturing been seen in combination with neater paiito- mime of the grotesque kind, or with .such continuance of surprising agility."—Daily Telegraph, August 28th, 1876. "A more striking, original, and perplexing performance has never been _ seen."—Sunday Times, September 3rd, 1876. "The Girards, a trio ofdancers and pantomimic actors, who,for humour and agility, are not to be surpassed by any representatives of a similar class of entertainment who have appeared before a London audience."—Daily Tfesus, August 30th, 1876. "The Girards, whose versatile ability, as exemplified in sundry very ex traordinary and startling feats, is likely to add another to the list of 'Sensations' of late years introduced in the world of amusement. Their qualifications are of the most varied character."—The Era, September 3rd, 1876. "To return to the piece, despite its pretentious title, ofcour.se the trifle is only a vehicle for the introduction ofthe Girards with their clever enter tainment, about the marvellous excellence of which their cannot be tw o opinions. We would also refer to a certain Grotesque grace that now and again displays itself in the attitudes ofthis extraordinary family. Such a performance is one of the wonders of the age, and should attract all those who have not had an opportunity of witnessing it. Such ofthe public as have already seen the Girards will not need any words of ours to induce them to repeat the enjoyment upon an early occasion."—The Era, December 30th, 1877.

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