How this conductor of a percussionist group used the serious attitude he took to plan out a performance, to every other aspect of his own life, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
After every performance, the musicians would often give one another the encouragements, grateful, and celebrated the success of a show, and, at the moment of the musicians taking their bow before the curtains fall, the applauses from the audience are combined with the joys of the performers, having performed a good show, and it’s always, moving to me!
And yet, there are, the behind-the-scenes hardships that’s now show on stage. How to have a perfect performance on stage, it usually takes a hundred times of the performance time of the show, even more than that, and the work the artists put in, as well the time spent in perfecting the show, is, unimaginable.
A concert forming, is like the team drawing a huge circle, with the center being the passions of pursuits of a common goal of the team members, the start of the circle would be the thought of the project, along the center, thinking of the goals, the meanings of the work? The kinds of the shows we want to make? Following, add in the producers and the creators, meshing, to have that first formed raw form of the work; the performers, through the repeated rehearsals, working on the project endlessly, continually, to fully perform the depth of the meanings of the work. And, on the planning portions, the workers started with the program designs, the advertisements, inviting the audience into the concert halls. With the team members working at their separate posts, continually communicating with one another, adjusting, circling the audience in, to fully put on a good show for the audience.
here’s a performance of this man’s percussionist group, off of YouTube
【Got my Beat】朱宗慶打擊樂團Ju Percussion Group – YouTube
(and yes, the link works!)
The hard-to-calculate time and investments, and how it’d become the audiences being moved by the performances, what the performances inspired the members of the audience to think and to feel, that, is what’s so intriguing about the arts! And, the performance arts is a one-time, gone-easily, live experience sort of a thing, which made every single show unique, and for all who came to see it, it’s worthy of their time and mind too, and, all the performers also shoulder up the responsibilities for the audiences’ enjoying the qualities of the shows too. What’s behind the standing ovation from the audience, there’s, usually the walking on eggshells, heading on stage to perform, carefully planning the show, and, hoping it all goes well mind.
I’d worked in the performance arts industries, for close to forty years now, and, every time it’s for real, putting everything I had in, attention to the details within, the details, it’d become, internalized into my own values too, recently, a member of the teams mentioned, that I’d carried the attitude of planning out a performance in everything that I was doing. Whether it be advocating the arts, the arts education, or running a theatre, even in my daily living, I’d always, cared about everyone around me, every single movement, and cherished every chance I receive, with my focused state of mind which I took, to produce a show, living this way, through every moment of my life.
On teaching and lecturing, every time before I shared or lectured, I would research into the music my students were into, and, made the models of our possible class discussions, being fully prepared, I firmly believe, that even if the encounters are once in a lifetime, it will make us tighter in connection, because of how we treated each other in relating to one another; theatre management, organization management is exactly like so, expanding this mean to goal setting, to policy planning, from the activities, the functions, the hosting of the conferences, I’d always engaged in the discussions with my group members back and forth, from setting up the goals, to evaluation of the processes, to putting the theories into practice, being careful in every single step, so every project I’m involved in ends, perfectly.
For many years, I’d been in the performances, my passions, and often heard the members of the audience shared of how a moment in the shows, became an eternal memory to them, all of these, made me, cherished every time I’m on stage, every time I’d shared my experiences, every story, every opportunity I have of interacting with another, it’d made me believed, that if we can carry that attitude to setting up a concert, performance, to deal with everything that happens in our lives big and small—with the truest heart, the most focused attitudes, plus the practical means of achieving the goals we’d set, then, we will, do everything to the best knowledge of our own, separate means of, perfection eventually!
So, this, is not on how to achieve perfection, but how this man made sure that he evaluated himself, after each and every performance he’d given, and, it takes a whole lot of planning, and everything else that goes with it, to make a show happen, and, this man carried the seriousness of attitude of planning a performance, to other areas of his own life.