There’s Something About a Live Performance

Written by on October 14, 2005 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

This past Wednesday, I took my little girl to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA and was thrilled to watch the performance of an original musical production, The Revue. I’m not sure which was more fun…watching the performance or watching my daughter’s face as it registered delight and awe.

One of the things that really was impressed upon me, other than the obvious fine talent throughout the show, was the power of a live performance. It really made me appreciate just how powerful the artist really is, what she or he can do, how deeply they can reach through barriers and go straight for the heart.

There’s just something magical about live performance that can’t be replicated in a video or recording. I appreciate both those mediums, but I think that we, as a culture, really miss out on something when we limit ourselves to television or dvd’s.

I don’t know if people get out to experience live theatre or live music as much anymore, but it’s really an incredible experience that you shouldn’t miss. What we see on T.V. is just such a small tip of the vast talent and incredible source of creativity and gifted artistry that exists in our country. I listened to the singers, the musicians and watched the dancers give their all, and thought that what separated these people from those in the limelight is marketing and big bucks…certainly not talent.

But I’m grateful they sing, they dance and play, because people like me get the opportunity to enter into a world we would not have otherwise on our own. I’m so used to being the artist, the creator and performer, that it was such a blessing to receive as I did Wednesday, and get another perspective of just how incredibly powerful and healing the arts can be.


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About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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