Saturday 6th April, 2013
2:30pm to 3:30pm
"This all-male group has it SO easy, the audience is gonna laugh at anything they do.”
“The soloists in this girls’ group kick butt, but they all need to lose the heels and gain some confidence.”
“Love my friends in this co-ed group, but they should find something more exciting to do than couple up for every. single. song.”
Every audience member has expectations coming into a performance, and there are some common expectations that both mixed and single-sex groups can take advantage of and play with in order to enhance their audience’s experience. Are “funny” and “emotional” better communicated by one gender over another? What can single-sex groups do musically to address the sonic expectations of their audience? How does group attire play into this conversation? This workshop will explore sex and gender on stage: how to accept your audience’s preconceived notions, manage their expectations, and challenge their definitions.
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