Performance Class - Theatrical
Workshop 7: Showing up
The primary, essential element of performing is YOU. There can be a lot of “noise” - psychological, technical, musical - accompanying a performance. Learn some ways to quiet the “noise” and concentrate on the primary task of bringing your authentic self to each performance.
It can be somewhat scary to define who we truly are, but bringing our complete self - including aspects we may consider “negative” - not only enhances our performance but lets the audience truly know us.
Workshop 16: Showing off
Performing in public is different from singing in the shower. While that may seem obvious, it’s easy to forget that serving yourself AND the audience is the objective. Choosing material, defining your relationship to the audience, vocal style and staging (movement and choreography) all contribute to creating a satisfying event for everyone. Performing is an assertive act, an opportunity to celebrate your aliveness, your sexuality, your talent and your effect on the audience.
Workshop 23: What’s up with That?
Your talent may be a constant, but your technique and craft develop through training and, more importantly, experience. Different situations and venues require amplifying specific aspects of your craft, although the essential performance dynamic remains. A plumber brings his or her entire toolkit to each job but may decide that a crescent wrench is more appropriate than a pipe wrench for a particular job. The same principle applies to performers. Recording, video, concert, cabaret and the theatre each have some unique demands. Defining and clearly articulating those differences helps us choose the best tools from our skill set which most effectively fulfill our application-specific goals.
Referent: Brian Hurley
(jeweils 90 Min)