Old style hands-on training taught skills that young performing artists are not learning.
This content is only available to members of ArtsHub
Join Now for instant access!
A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to:
- Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly
- Keep up to date with the latest industry news
- Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides
- Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily
- Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder
... and much, much more.
Join Now and join the Australian arts community today
In my early days as a chorus member at Canberra Opera I was told that someone in the audience is always looking at you, so every performer’s role is important. Laurence Olivier commented once that he was only the King when he played one because everyone else on stage believed he was – it took one person to treat him otherwise and all the acting in the world wouldn’t work. I was also taught to “Sing out Louise” and remember the audience in the Dress Circle.