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Sleepy Rosie Performance Ability does it matter? (249* d) RE: Performance Ability does it matter? 09 Mar 09

"I will sit through an entire night of someone who doesn't play well and can't sing as long as they are entertaining. There is a difference between entertainment and performance. I've sat through pristine and clinical piano work that was performed perfectly. But I wasn't entertained. And I have heard a haphazard and slapdashed evening of key board work that had me on the floor in tears. I ws entertained.

It all comes down to the quality of the performer, not the quality of the performance at to whether the show is entertaining."

Aye, I think you have is spot on here. Whatever the 'art' is, however brilliantly technically executed a performance may be, it still does not assure any communication of charisma, charm, warmth, and all those other 'human' elements which are essential to making something deeply *pleasureable* to partake of.

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