Circus & performing arts – a lost sense of entertainment
If you’re familiar with our blog, you should know that here at Experimnt, we consider all forms of arts as extremely important for our society. In various articles, we covered disciplines as broad as music, painting, food etc. Today, we’d like to discuss an art form that has become an unfortunately vague memory since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: circus and performing arts. We’ll see how they’re truly amazing ways to create unforgettable moments on stage. Then we’ll see why we often associate them with memories and how that aspect has been neglected with the evolution of society. Finally, we’ll introduce a brand new experience on our platform dedicated to aerial arts.
Creating unforgettable moments – on stage
Remember our first article, in which we gave our personal definition of experiences? As part of the Experimnt philosophy, we consider them as “powerful vehicles for very meaningful connections between human beings”.
This aspect is also at the core of performing arts, circus representations, and live productions. Only there, these beautiful moments are shared live on stage, in front of a mesmerized audience. These types of shows combine different art forms in order to offer a unique interactive experience with the spectators. The idea of performance here is extremely important, as the goal is to impress people with things they are not used to see in their everyday life.
Whether it’s through dance, acrobacy, stunning decors or special effects, the aim is to create a true connection with the audience. Unfortunately, in the last few years, people increasingly seemed to disregard the importance of these shows. Why is that?
Performing arts, lost sources of memories?
The immediate answer to this question obviously addresses the elephant in the room. With the COVID-19 crisis fiercely hitting the cultural industry, social distancing forces people to consume entertainment in a different way. General isolation in the form of two lockdowns changed our habits in an impressively fast way. We are now consciously integrating a much more individualistic manner of enjoying ourselves. Although the internet allows us to simulate the visual aspect of entertainment, what happened to the real deal? Are there different reasons for this to happen?
If you look at things with a step back, you might realize that our entertainment habits have evolved drastically in the past few years. This is especially true for younger generations. It seems like adolescence starts earlier than before, thus reducing the chance for creating childhood memories little by little.
When I was a kid, I considered circus performances to be true sources of memories. They were part of weekend activities in which I took part with my friends for birthday parties. I would also often go to these shows with my grandparents. Although I don’t particularly enjoy circus today, I realize now that these were incredible opportunities to live something in the moment and to forget about time. There is something truly beautiful in the show creators’ intention to inspire us and make us dream like children. After all, grown-ups are just kids with more responsibilities.
Aerial arts – your key to learn performing arts in a safe environment!
Although the current situation doesn’t allow us to get back on stage yet, you can still practice your performance skills with a professional! ‘Everything Aerial – The Aerial Arts experience’ is the new baby on Experimnt!
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