The performer was continuously engaging with his audience whoever that may be. This wasn’t a one off performance, but a ongoing engagement with his surrounding environment. The simple bubbles pleased both young and old and everyone felt part of his world, albeit it only for a short period.
However although there was this connection between the performer and his audience the only connection was the magic of the bubbles. Ultimately we know nothing about the performer or his world so there is a definite distance.
The ultimate shot below appears to be trying to connect with us but then everyone else probably believes the same. Hands are reaching out and the large bubble in front captures a moment of time about to float off and burst.