University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Perform Like You Mean It!

Instructor:
Ealawynn Mæru


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA109-2/5 February 5, 2022
Crs #:
1009
Date:
Sun Feb 06
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
21/99
Room:
Gardens
Course Category:
Performing Arts
Track:
Performing Arts
Description
What makes a performance come alive and connect with audience? How do we go from "that was lovely" to "WOW"? While the secret behind a sparkling performance may seem mysterious, esoteric, and incomprehensible, these soft skills can be developed by any performer with time, care, and thought. However, developing these skills can be challenging, as they require complex and nuanced integration of physicality, timing, flexibility, and emotion. To start participants on this path, this class will share immediately-employable tips and tricks as well as techniques to practice and concepts to consider. Some of what we will cover includes: - Developing vulnerability on stage, what it looks like, how to handle it, and why it matters - Engaging with the audience authentically by leaning into strengths - Creating a performance that flows - Navigating audience expectations - Why memorization matters This class will also apply the content to performances in languages other than Modern English, as well as persona-based and historicity-focused pieces, with an emphasis on poetry, singing, and other vocal performances. If you are performing in other languages, a nervous performer, or simply want to take your performances to the next level, this is the class for you!