charles & keith fallwinter 2017

To each performer is his own set of pre-stage ritual, quietly observed before the theatre doors open. Just as a magician never reveals his secrets, performers’ rituals are kept sacred, hidden behind the veil of theatrical secrets to preserve suspense and protect the magic of his craft. As actors ready themselves for the spotlight, with the rehearsal of lines, the testing of acoustics, role playing and going through the motions of stifling pre-stage jitters - minutes before the curtain call - there is also the thrill of being able to hear everything albeit closed off by the curtain. Where the backstage curtains are never lifted lies its own intricate secrets that block out the world before the curtain rises.

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charles & keith fallwinter 2017

To each performer is his own set of pre-stage ritual, quietly observed before the theatre doors open. Just as a magician never reveals his secrets, performers’ rituals are kept sacred, hidden behind the veil of theatrical secrets to preserve suspense and protect the magic of his craft. As actors ready themselves for the spotlight, with the rehearsal of lines, the testing of acoustics, role playing and going through the motions of stifling pre-stage jitters - minutes before the curtain call - there is also the thrill of being able to hear everything albeit closed off by the curtain. Where the backstage curtains are never lifted lies its own intricate secrets that block out the world before the curtain rises.

 

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