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Performers are the neediest people in the world. Unless you've been in that goldfish bowl - nobody can judge unless they've worn those shoes. -- Olivia Hussey
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There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience. -- Wole Soyinka
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Greatly talented performers don't know - often spectacularly - what's best for them, don't know what their talents really are, and don't know what's just plain wrong for them. -- Dick Cavett
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Theatre is fake ... The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and the emotions are not real. Performance is just the opposite: the knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real. -- Marina Abramovic
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For me, performance is a holy ground. When I perform, I really step into a different state of consciousness. -- Marina Abramovic
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People come out to see you perform and you've got to give them the best you have within you. -- Jesse Owens
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When I perform, I simply follow the music, and my heart; everything comes from me in a very natural way - it's not a show; and I believe in this way, it also touches the hearts of those in the audience. -- Lang Lang
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Principles are proven through performance. -- Orrin Woodward
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I was doing experimental noise-based music and I learned a number of things about performance. I was playing small shows - sometimes without a PA - where people couldn't really hear me so I relied a lot on physicality and a sense of discomfort and risk. -- Erika M. Anderson
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All kinds of performance practices have a certain register of power or solemnity. -- Theaster Gates
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Nothing beats a live performance. Nothing. -- Jonathan Demme
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And at the same time, you are of course a performer, but it's very important that you understand that your role as a performer is to get the best performance from those wonderful colleagues that you have the chance to work with. -- Michael Tilson Thomas
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A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room. -- Marina Abramovic
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Good theater is not what is expected, but what surprises. -- Mae West
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Rehearsals make a huge difference. -- John Leguizamo
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Performing is very much like cooking: putting it all together, raising the temperature. -- David Tudor
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Top performers take action now, they move, they execute. -- Tony Jeary
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I'm a total performer. -- Aaliyah
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The way you survive in the performing arts is by having a sense of your audience, and doing things which entertain and satisfy the audience, but in a more important way, cause the audience to question many things. -- Michael Tilson Thomas
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I'm not actually a very keen performer. I like putting shows together. I like putting events together. In fact, everything I do is about the conceptualizing and realization of a piece of work, whether it's the recording or the performance side. -- David Bowie
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We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life. -- Anthony Liccione
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A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances. -- Franz Liszt
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The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous. There is a palpable, critical energy created by the presence of the audience. -- Andy Goldsworthy
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People think 'Performance' blew my mind ... my mind was blown long before that. -- James Fox
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As music becomes less of a thing
a cylinder, a cassette, a disc
and more ephemeral, perhaps we will begin to assign an increasing value to live performances again. -- David Byrne
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Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation -- Brian Tracy
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I just want people to focus on the performance. -- Janet Mcteer
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It's personalities, it's conflict, it's all of these things that actually make performers interesting. -- Simon Cowell
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So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live - we live in the cities, you see. -- Alice Cooper
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As the manager sits before a performance, as the critics wait like hungry dogs to rip apart the performance, they all become entwined in the theatrics of it all. -- Isabella Kruger
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I believe a great performer is someone who sounds just as great live as they do in the studio and vice versa. They should know how to work the stage. -- Haley Reinhart
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Performers love to perform - that's the thing that we do. I think one of the best things was being able to imagine anything that I wanted, anything that I came up with we could do, because this theater is unbelievable. -- Cher
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I love musicals; I love the ballet, opera, the circus. It's all performance to me. -- Ian Mckellen
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I love performing. -- Lee Dewyze
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Performance capture, for me, is finding the essence of a performance. -- Andy Serkis
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Every talent has an audience waiting to be inspired and entertained. -- Lakaii
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Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating - these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything. -- Wayne Dyer
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If you do performance and music, it's not performance as music. -- Marina Abramovic
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Good performance is about what you take in, not what you put out. -- Livingston Taylor
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Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation. -- Eric Butterworth
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People want performers, personality and drama, and you got that in the . -- Kim Wilde
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Teaching is a performance art. -- Camille Paglia
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The performances I enjoy are the ones that are hard to read or ambiguous or left-of-centre because it makes you look closer and that's what humans are like - quite mysterious creatures, hard to pinpoint. -- Emily Blunt
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Buildings are forms of performances. -- Rafael Vinoly
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No performance is worth loss of geniality. 'Tis a cruel price we pay for certain fancy goods called fine arts and philosophy. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors. -- Cyril Cusack
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A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm. -- Mason Jennings
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I have discovered that I cannot enhance anybody's performance without getting them not only to live with the butterflies that come with high-pressure jobs but to embrace that kind of physical response, enjoy it, get into it. That's the first real ticket to being a performer who thinks exceptionally. -- John Eliot
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The way the knowledge of the spectator is drawn upon in constructing the scene, through the stylized performance, ritual motifs and auditory address that arise from a host of Indian aesthetic and performance traditions. -- Anonymous
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Characterization is integral to the theatrical experience. -- Robert Ludlum
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Every performance is different, but I try to approach them in the same way and give it my all. -- Mccoy Tyner
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Playing music well is difficult, yet the world has an abundance of fine performers. Explaining a little about music is easier, yet few do it well. Those who can do both supremely form a tiny club, whose honorary chairman is the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. -- Justin Davidson
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It's all performing; that's what we do in life. We talk, we look, and we hear, and we listen. Your life is a performance. -- Seymour Cassel
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Teaching is performance art. -- Kate Clinton
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It is hard to mesmerize ourselves, to whip our own top; but through sympathy we are capable of energy and endurance. Concert fires people to a certain fury of performance they can rarely reach alone. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Acting: An art which consists of keeping the audience from coughing. -- Ralph Richardson
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Dance in the most perishable of the arts. Ballets are forgotten, ballerinas retire, choreographers die
and what remains of that glorious production which so excited us a decade ago, a year ago, or even last night? -- Jack Anderson
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We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings. -- Laurence Olivier
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Let your performance do the thinking. -- Charlotte Bronte
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When a performer goes out on a stage, they may feel the audience is judging every aspect of them and their life. In fact, all that poor audience is doing is waiting to be entertained a little. -- Suzanne Falter-Barns
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The performing musician was now expected to write and create for two very different spaces: the live venue, and the device that could play a recording or receive a transmission. Socially and acoustically, these spaces were worlds apart. But the compositions were expected to be the same! -- David Byrne
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The better your audience, the more energy you have, and the more energy you have, the better show you do. The better show you do, the more they love it, and the more energy they give back to you. -- Gloria Gaynor
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People of talent resemble a musical instrument more closely than they do a musician. Without outside help, they produce not a single sound, but given even the slightest touch, and a magnificent tune emanates from them. -- Franz Grillparzer
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You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people. And with the audience, the critics. -- Riccardo Muti
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When people think of performing they usually think of show-offs, but I think of it more that you disappear into somebody else. -- Rachel Weisz
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A musical audience is at best uninspiring, at worst definitely drab ... Respectability hangs like a pall over the orchestra and the boxes; a sort of sterile sobriety ill-fitted to the passionate geometry of music. -- Marya Mannes
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Immediate, simultaneous connection between the audience and a performer is crucial to me. It's why I do what I do. Other things, like recording, are satisfying, but they're not the same. I love the connection I get with the audience when I'm sitting behind that piano. -- Jason Robert Brown
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When my brother and me got into performing in the late '40s and early '50s, it was a sensational opportunity to learn from our elders. Every show we played had a dancer, a comic, a juggler, a singer, an acrobat. I came to appreciate virtuosity in all forms of the business. -- Gregory Hines
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I find a similarity between performing music onstage and acting - a reality of emotion. -- Miyavi
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When you're performing, you're creating a moment. -- Erykah Badu
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A performer needs to feel the part to be the part! -- Daniella Monet
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The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage. -- Ethel Barrymore
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Theatre audiences can't be made to think and cry: at best, they can be made to think and laugh, or to feel and cry. -- Mignon Mclaughlin
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I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that's the most fun. -- Steven Soderbergh
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Obviously, I can't perform; admittedly, I'm terrible. -- Courtney Solomon
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We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm. -- Franz Liszt
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An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment. -- Elbert Hubbard
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My belief is that the music is always stronger than the performer: there is always something new, something we learn, whether at a performance or during a rehearsal. -- Helene Grimaud
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Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: To build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, 'Do I really want to do this?' -- Joan Jett
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I think energy is the most important thing that we can give to people as performers. Anything else is a little bit pretentious. But energy is not. -- Yoko Ono
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When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music, our conception of the nature of performance and of music itself was altered. -- Charles Rosen
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As far as I'm concerned, the 20th century was performance-driven, but for some reason, the critics and historians didn't know how to integrate that. -- Roselee Goldberg
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A recording of a performance is a recording of a performance. It's not the performance. -- Mark Morris
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I am pure performance, and Robert Wilson is pure theater. -- Marina Abramovic
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Theatre is live content, and you can tell if you have worked your audience. -- Om Puri
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It had been drilled into us that when an audience pays to see a performance, it is entitled to the best performance you can give.Nothing in your personal life must interfere, neither fatigue, illness, nor anxiety
not even joy. -- Lillian Gish
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It's not what you see on-screen that makes a performance. It's the things you should never know about - it's the secrets. -- Alice Englert
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Quality is more than a promise, it's genuine performance. -- Ron Kaufman
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I know that I don't have a perfect performance that I bring to set. I bring ideas to set, and I'm more than willing for those to be affected and be malleable, based on what the other person gives me. -- Rose Mciver
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Performance and music are inexorably tied together. And hell, I'll watch Brittany's Toxic music video all day. But there's a difference between that and listening to Leo Kottke play guitar. One is entertainment. The other is Music. -- Patrick Rothfuss
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A performer needs and craves a live audience. -- Stacey D'erasmo
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It was a show. Everyone played their parts masterfully. -- Nan Aron
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Life does not measure up to performing ... Performing is perfect. -- Joan Rivers
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Musical theatre is now a worldwide conversation. -- Maury Yeston
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When you put the musical in front of an audience, you get to see how the audience reacts. -- Jennifer Damiano
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Performers like to perform, and there's certainly no disgrace in entertaining people, in giving pleasure, you hope, through your singing. My work defines who I am. -- Kiki Dee
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Performance is always oriented towards a spectator, towards an imagined audience and I was thinking who is their imagined audience? -- Joshua Oppenheimer
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Performing is a thing in itself, a distinct skill, different from making recordings. And for those who can do it, it's a way to make a living. -- David Byrne
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The audience, the place you're in, has everything to do with how your performance goes. -- Kevin Spacey
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The audience is the most revered member of the theater. Without an audience, there is no theater. Everything done is ultimately for the enjoyment of the audience. They are our guests, fellow players, and the last spoke in the wheel which can then begin to roll. They make the performance meaningful. -- Viola Spolin