“There are no small roles, only small actors”, by Shakespeare.

 

 Some people love wine after their very first sip, some do not.  If you do not like wine straight away, you can still acquire an appreciation for the taste of it.  Performing is the same way; the quality of your spectacle gets better by performing more.  However there are 3 very important things you can do to increase the stage presence after a sufficient preparation.

  1. Breathe naturally; do not hold it, exhale.  If it is necessary, force yourself to do so by thinking about it.
  2. Do your normal.  Dance exactly the way you did the week before in the rehearsals.  Do not try to do more but do not do any less.
  3. You must also believe that you are the greatest artist ever lived.  If you do not, it is very likely that the audience also does not.

 

 Remember; everybody in the audience is a child, a parent or a grandparent even if they are teachers, generals or senators.  They all came to like you and have fun!

 

Watch Cem Catbas and Evgenia Singur in Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux.

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