NOTE: If you haven't listened to part 1 of this interview, you can do so at this link.
Welcome to part 2 of my interview with veteran live performance coach Diane Kimbrough! Here are some of the topics we discussed this time:
- Why Diane's approach is to practice the arena level show instead of the coffee-house show, and how that can benefit the smaller venue performance, too.
- Training artists to work with a camera.
- How being present with venue size changes how you perform live.
- The circumstances for which a veteran stage performer needs to come back in for some live performance coaching.
- Some of the worst things you can do on stage.
- Mapping out talking points on stage.
- How Acro Yoga helps Diane with her live performance coaching. How it benefits both artists and teachers of artists to keep learning and trying things we've never done before.
- Why and how artists should watch awards shows.
- How the mistaken belief that the audience is feeling what you're feeling can diminish your performance.
- How and why to articulate clearly and use punctuation in performance.
- Why it's important for best performance to understand and take on the responsibility of your unique artistic position on stage.
- How important it is for an artist to work with a team that supports each member, and communicates to resolve any seeming differences so the artist is never confused.