- Describe how you want to experience your next performance. Imagine walking on stage: How do you want to feel physically? What kinds of thoughts do you want to be having? What emotions do you want to experience?
For my next performance experience I want to feel confidant in my material, and technique. I want to be able to enjoy what I’m doing and not have to think about anything other than being in the moment. I want my heart, brain, and body to react in the moment.
- How would you like to come across to your audience? What image do you want to convey through your stage entrances, exits, and bows?
I want my audience to perceive me as authentic and true to my art, the message that I am trying to convey. I want my audience to feel engaged when the show starts and all the way until the end of the show or program.
- Have you recently videotaped a performance and later watched it with a mentor to discuss your stage presence? If not, when might you be able to do this?
I have not recorded a pervious performance to watched it. The next performance I have would be Legally Blond here at JU, and then Sister Act the Musical at Theater Jaxs.
- How do you experience performance anxiety? Describe your specific symptoms:
- Physical : shaking or sweating or headaches.
- thought patterns (self-talk): that is negative, rapid and over thinking.
- Feelings of doubt and uncertainty.
- Of the interventions described for handling anxiety in this chapter, which do you plan to work on?
My negative thought patterns are a performance anxiety experiences that I would like to manage.
- Have you ever experienced discomfort during or after practice? What have you done as a result of feeling this discomfort?
My discomfort usually manifest in a sore throat, or physical sickness or exhaustion. I sleep or drunk hot tea or any throat medicine, I also go on vocal or physical rest.
- How often do you take breaks during practice sessions? How long are these breaks? What do you do during these breaks?
I usually have thirty minute lessons and thirty to forty five minute practice sessions and I do not take breaks.
- To help ensure a lifetime of healthy music making, what else (beyond taking breaks) can you do to help safeguard your performance health?
To ensure a lifetime of healthy music making I do not push myself past pain. I know my instrument well enough to know when I need to stop and rest.