[Perform-talk] Physical aspects of performing?

josh lester jlestermusic at gmail.com
Sat May 16 22:59:20 UTC 2015

Hi Masha.
First of all, welcome to the list!
I personally had people explain to me what not to do, for instance rocking, etc.
Just sway to the music, if needed, but choreography shouldn't be fully
expected from us.
If you're a singer, the Voice would be a great show for you to consider too.

On 5/16/15, Masha Sten-Clanton via Perform-talk <perform-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Here in New England there's a weekly show, Community Auditions, which is
> a televised singing competition. The contestants are usually accompanied
> by a band while they sing. After each performance, three judges give the
> contestant feedback, along with a rating from 1 to 10.
> Since I'd like to audition for the show, I've been paying particular
> attention to the judges' comments. A lot of them have to do with how the
> contestants come across visually. Besides their vocal technique,
> contestants are praised or criticized on their enthusiasm, how they
> move, and how they interact with the band.
> As a totally blind person, I was constantly warned to be careful of
> untoward movements. I'd like to know from blind singers: How did you
> learn to look, and feel, comfortable with your body onstage? How do you
> stand in a position that looks natural? What do you do with your hands
> (if you're not playing an instrument)? How do you build movement into
> your performance? (In high school I wwas criticized for not
> incorporating hand gestures into a song.) And how do you interact with a
> band while performing? (I'm presuming that the only way would be to
> rehearse with them, and establish rapport, beforehand, so that hopefully
> that rapport will be apparent to the audience.)
> I think there was a panel at the national convention about this topic
> last year, but I was unable to attend the convention. Is there a
> recording of it somewhere?
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated -- I'd really like to try out
> for this show!
> Thanks,
> Masha
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Joshua Lester
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