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Let’s be honest...Being sick SUCKS!
As performers, sometimes we have to work through sickness, sleep deprivation, heartache, life crapping on us; We have to work through it all because our audience needs us to. Yes, there is a time when you may to too sick to perform. That happens to everyone. But not every show needs to be cancelled because you coughed or sneezed. Sometimes when you push through and perform anyways you show that you are human. Performers that are human and “normal” are in short supply but the audience LOVES the authenticity of being human while on stage. They forgive our mistakes and our shortcomings when we show that we are like them...normal human beings that get sick, lose sleep, or go through hard times.
So you rehearsed your material, you know where to stand, you know your moves. What about your face?
Facial Expressions need to be practiced and toned just like the rest of your performance. You communicate so much with your audience just with your face. The best way to practice is to first get to know your face, work the muscles and watch yourself in the mirror or on video. Once you know your own face you can better convey the intended emotion of the performance.
For more information or coaching - email me at Reggie@beingonstage.com
I’ve said it before, when you step on stage your persona allows you to be the truest version of yourself. That’s a pretty scary thought sometimes. So how do you pick what to let out?
Building your stage persona will take time and reflection. You can start by emulating those you look up to. Observe who they are on stage and how they present themselves. Take one thing….just one and start there. Add the pieces of you that are the most true and raw. This is where reflection comes in. You have to look deep and figure out the part of you that you are most afraid to show and bring that out. Then you have to have confidence…or at least your persona does. Then you step into that character and viola! Stage Persona.
For more information or coaching – email me at Reggie@beingonstage.com
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