Busking in San Fransisco Fishermen’s Wharf since 1999
Street performing requires a wide range of impressive skills. Over the years, through all kinds of weather, I performed in the foggy streets, met some very interesting audiences, and enjoyed the opportunity to make people laugh, amazed and in awe.
This is my story.
Over 20 years of Asphalt Theatre, using fire, steel and playing cards to wow hundreds every day
Five amazing skills
SREET ARTS are as Ancient as entertaining people around the camp fire, in the caves of our ancestors, and were later demanded by Kings and Emperors
Street performance portrayed on streets of Bombay, Peking, London, made modern and presented by Hernan, including skills like:
Hernan, a modern Sword swallower, has taken this ancient art form and presented it in a new light.
While most people think of escape artists as magicians but they are actually doing way more than magic.
Hernan, a modern day fire eater, has taken this ancient art form and brought it to the streets of San Francisco. He uses his skills to entertain passersby and make a living.
Fire eaters put on a show by extinguishing fire with their mouths or blowing it into the air.
Hernan Cortez was born to a faith healer / preacher / musician who traveled in a bus to save souls from California to Mexico. As a baby he remembers the music his family played and the sermons his father told.
It seemed natural that he would become a street performer. Since 1995 Hernan has entertained thousands in the streets of San Fransisco. His variety show at the Fisherman’s Wharf was a local staple for many years.
His favorite street performance was using fire breathing, fire eating, to astound the audience.
“I started as a puppeteer, with old school hip hop puppets. Graduated to escaping from 100 feet of solid metal chains and a strait-jacket. And all the time honing his magic skills, while surrounded by hundreds of people. The last skill I mastered was sword swallowing, with a steel blade that reached one inch from my heart and lungs.”
Hernan in action
IT’S THE END OF THIS SHOW
or text me at (415)-260-3915