Do you feel like you’re a natural performer? There are generally two camps of people. First, there is the type of person who wants to be the rock star on stage. Second, there is the type of person who would want to do just about anything other than that. So, if you find that you’re interested in a performer, what can you do to establish yourself in that pocket of your local community culture?
Ask yourself a few questions. Where can you perform? How should you perform? And, what are the significant differences between formal and informal settings? Though people perform different things, the idea of a performance is always the same. You are interacting with an audience. You need to understand all of the contextual elements to this relationship, and then you can begin honing your skills as you develop your performance techniques.
Where To Perform
It’s one thing to practice a performance in your living room. It’s another thing trying to figure out where a performance hall is that you could put on this performance for the public at large. Perhaps you want to rent a recital hall? Maybe there is a local building that has the right kind of acoustics or set up for you. You might have to make some phone calls and be creative. You have to figure out what your budget is. Are you charging for this performance, and does that mean that ticket prices are something that you will have to set accordingly?
How To Perform
You know that you have a particular skill. But do you know how to put on an excellent performance of that skill? The difference is in the details. It doesn’t matter how good of a singer you are if you don’t know how to showcase that to your audience. It doesn’t matter how good of a dancer you are if things aren’t set up for an audience to appreciate your skills. Recognizing how to perform in different settings is at least as important as the quality of your performance itself.
Formal Vs. Informal Settings
First, you read some tips about what makes an outstanding performance. Then, you decide the setting. Yes, the location as far as the building or the recital hall is of utmost importance. But you also have to recognize the degree of formality versus informality that different styles of performance might recommend or suggest.
In formal settings, people might expect a formal performance. In informal settings, you have much more room to be creative about how you’re presenting yourself. Making the formal versus informal decision early gives you a better set of options to work ultimately.