File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 452


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:08:57 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Seeing shows "just because"


Chris, I like your optimism. I also when I go to a performance I first  
and foremost appreciate the effort of the performers. To get up on  
stage is scary even for the most comfortable. It is a hurdle for some  
and a challenge for most.


Mary Horsley
mphorsley-AT-verizon.net



On Apr 26, 2009, at 10:33 PM, Christopher Hudert wrote:

>
> On Apr 25, 2009, at 4:11 AM, Mathieu René wrote:
>
>> Have you ever been to a show you were pretty sure you wouldn't enjoy?
>   Many, and many workshops along the same line.
>
>> Why?
>   Mostly for one or more of the following reasons:
> 	1)  because I wanted to challenge my preconceived notions (or wanted
> them to challenged)
> 	2)  because I wanted to see a group that had a good reputation, even
> though I wasn't thrilled with the content of the show
> 	3)  because every now and then if you try something you THINK you
> don't like, you might just find that you are wrong. Green eggs and  
> ham,
> anyone?
> 	4)  because I knew the performer and wanted to support their efforts,
> even if it wasn't my cup of tea
> 	5)  because I was accompanying someone who was excited about the  
> show.
> Sharing in a viewing like this can make you see things in a new light.
>
>> What do you learn or enjoy from those?
>    There is no single answer to this. It mostly varies by the show (or
> workshop) and the reason for going. I have learned that sometimes that
> I do know my tastes and/or somethings are just bad (or at least to  
> me.)
> Every viewing is subjective. Some things are almost universally bad,
> but many others have something good about them. I try to find  
> something
> to like in everything that I go see. Regrettably, sometimes the  
> thing I
> like most is that it is over and I can leave. Other times if I learn
> that a particular style or whatever is not right for me, it is time
> well spent too. And sometimes the show or workshop does not turn out  
> to
> be what I expected, so it is not that surprising that I enjoyed it  
> when
> I was pretty sure I wouldn't.
>
> Christopher
>
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