If you have performed a lot in your career you may have noticed something….the energy from the audience is always a little different.
You can perform the exact same dance two nights in a row and have a totally different feeling, depending on the audience. I always found this to be odd, because the people out there are really pretty silent. Even so, there is an energy they exude that is palpable. This is true whether it is a large or small group. As a matter-of-fact, I haven’t really noticed a difference based on size alone.
It would be interesting to learn more about the dynamics of the audience and why the energy is different each time. I figure that it is due to the fact that although it’s a group, it is made up of individuals–each bringing their own experience and perceptions to the performance. Still, it’s fascinating to me that as a performer, you can actually feel that.
Does anyone else have a theory on this? I’d love to hear it!