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Author Evans, Andrew, 1946- author.

Title Secrets of performing confidence : for musicians, singers, actors and dancers / Andrew Evans and Adam Evans.

Published London : Methuen Drama, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  158.1 Eva    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Physical description 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes Previous edition: London: A. & C. Black, 2003.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Performer -- 1.The Performer's Personality -- The key values of performers -- Differences between professions -- Personality types of performers -- Personality types: Conclusions -- Occupational interests of performers -- 2.Profiles of Performers -- Actors -- Comedians and magicians -- Dancers -- Transition and resettlement in dancers -- Careers after transition -- Singers -- Musicians -- Classical musicians -- Popular musicians -- 3.Confidence -- Self-esteem -- Self-belief -- The future self -- How we see ourselves - our ̀Superstar' and ̀Idiot' fantasies -- Life scripts -- Life scripts - matching expectations to reality -- 4.Creativity -- Types of creativity -- The creative personality -- The conscious and the unconscious in creativity -- Steps in the creative process -- The elements of creativity -- Maximising your creativity -- Living intensely -- What's the value of editing your creative work? -- Dealing with creative blocks --
Contents note continued: Borrow or steal? -- Altered states -- Creative writing -- When and where to write -- Saying what you mean -- Creativity in education -- Creativity within society -- pt. Two Performing -- 5.Peak Performance and the Zone -- Characteristics of the Zone -- Getting into the Zone -- Developing the three levels of awareness -- Letting go of control and management -- Is the Zone for you? -- Personality factors in peak performers -- Immersion -- 6.Preparing for Performances and Auditions -- The teacher-student relationship -- Effective feedback -- Making assessments of ability and talent -- Peer learning -- Practice and preparation -- Learning and overlearning -- Freshness versus preparation -- Mastering the elements -- When and where to practise -- Positive mental preparation -- Maximising our resources -- Creating the ̀constant self' -- Myth: ̀You're only as good as your last performance' -- Pre-performance containment -- Handling audiences --
Contents note continued: Auditions and competitions -- Choosing the order of material -- Equipotence -- Practical considerations -- 7.Managing Performance Anxiety -- Adrenalin and its effects -- The ̀fight or flight' response -- How we react to the adrenalin rush -- The feedback between body, emotions and thoughts -- Is there such a thing as ̀good anxiety'? -- Practical measures for managing your body state -- Summary of the ̀fight or flight' reaction -- Dealing with the mental factors in performance anxiety -- Managing learned fear responses -- How do I know it won't happen again? -- Cognitive techniques -- Becoming ̀panic-free' -- pt. Three The Performer's Career -- 8.Motivation -- Spells and curses -- Permissions and injunctions -- Environmental effects on early motivation -- Choice of form, style and medium -- Primary and secondary motivation -- Different kinds of reward -- Maximising motivation -- Stressors of performers -- The performer and society --
Contents note continued: The social life of the performer -- Unemployment in the performing arts -- Burnout -- Burnout as a loss of passion -- Surviving the career plateau -- Dealing with stress and burnout -- Feelgood factors to schedule into your life -- Depression -- Dealing with depression -- Positive psychology and happiness -- 9.Social Skills for Performers -- The fundamental attribution error -- Communication and transactional analysis -- Assertiveness and its uses -- Safe conflict -- What is assertive behaviour? -- When assertiveness fails -- Negotiating skills -- Status techniques -- 10.Fame and the Media -- Celebrity, fame and the entertainment industry -- Coping with celebrity -- ̀Altitude sickness' -- Dealing with fame -- Children and fame -- Image and the performer -- Charisma -- Escapism and the arts -- 11.Healthcare for Performers -- Care of the voice -- Overuse-Misuse Syndrome (RSI) -- Focal Dystonia -- Dance injuries -- Dealing with loss of function --
Contents note continued: Who should you see for health issues? -- Performing arts organisations -- Prevention and treatment of injuries -- Healthcare for students -- The future of ̀arts and health' -- A healthier future for performers.
Summary Secrets of Performing Confidence covers the majority of practical performing and psychological issues that concern performers in an accessible and practical way.
Other author Evans, Adam, 1990- author.
Subject Confidence.
Work -- Psychological aspects.
Performance -- Psychological aspects.
Entertainers -- Psychology.
ISBN 9781408154205 (paperback)
140815420X (paperback)