Bouncing Performers, Part 2
Yesterday, I raised the subject of Classical musicians who put on a show on stage and I suggested that it was up to you, as an audience member, to determine how much was too much. Today, I thought I'd get personal. For me, the definition of too much is like the famous definition of pornography. I Know it when I see it. When I feel myself distracted from the music, when I feel the performer's movements are aimed at showing off how wonderful, or beautiful, or sexy, or passionate the performer is, simply showing off, in other words, that's when I feel a line has been crossed. I enjoy striking stage personalities and dynamic performances as much as the next person, but every bow stroke doesn't require a moan of ecstasy and every piano bench shouldn't require a seat belt.
A Minute with Miles- a production of SCETV Radio, made possible by the JM Smith Corporation.