LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #35 – Premiere

The premiere is the moment in which the “live” aspect comes in. Until then it is all preparation, which comes to an end in performing the resulting work in front of an audience. We could say that the piece is finished once it gets to this point. In fact this is not completely so. For one thing, the audience is a new element which will have its effect on the work. For another, as the composition is performed repeatedly it will develop further. Despite it being an exciting moment, the premiere is not so much the climax, but the turning point. From here on the work somehow emancipates itself to a certain extent from its creators. A bit like bringing a creature into the world.

 


María Ferrara

 

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LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #8 – Experience

The Spanish idiomatic expression “to have boards” means that someone is experienced in being in front of people and dealing with a situation live, that is, in being onstage, because they were always made of wood. Someone “with boards” can usually save the show no matter what happens and can even turn difficulties to their own advantage to deliver an unforgettable performance. There are things that one can not learn by reading, observing or repeating. The ability to respond to unforeseeable challenges and make the most of them is only developed by standing upon the boards time and time again.

María Ferrara

LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – 90 APPLICABLE THOUGHTS – Introduction

This series shows the usefulness of live-arts concepts and practices for everyday life. This view is not original and can already be found in notions like “All the world’s a stage” (Shakespeare) and Shiva’s cosmic dance that cyclically creates and destroys the universe. These 90 daily posts are based on these metaphors and offer practical inspirations to interact with life. You can find them all together under the category with the same title in the top right-hand corner of any blog page.