Live arts can involve as much thinking as one wants. However, this thinking belongs mostly before, and not during, a performance. This is not to say that the mind goes blank. On the contrary, many things are noticed and processed about how the performance is going and lots of decisions are made instantly. However, they are not the product of thinking as such. The situation is not analysed or dissected or compared or logically examined in order to arrive at a solution. The brain is not functioning linearly, but in a holistic and integrative fashion. It happens in the blink of an eye. It must. There are many situations in life, in which there is also not enough time to think. Even if there is, it’s worth taking into account what the first impression and the first reaction were. Logic is practical, but it doesn’t know what you like!


María Ferrara



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