Post-Performance Blues

“Any parachuter will tell you that the adrenaline rush that comes from jumping out of a plane is often followed by an intense feeling of let-down after landing. The same thing happens when you finish a big show. Performers of all kinds know there’s very little logic to those icky feelings that come creeping in the days and weeks after performance. You just did something extraordinary—shouldn’t you feel great?”

Greg Pierce, “Coming Down Easy”, Dance Spirit Magazine, December 1, 2007

Read the rest of this great article here.

Post-Performance Blues Clara's Coffee Break
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2 thoughts on “Post-Performance Blues

  1. Thanks for the link! Even though I’ve only performed at the recreational level, I found that I could really relate (especially to the post-performance weight gain!).

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