Performing Quote

“In the performing arts, there is generally some contest between the performer and the thing being performed, and audiences can frequently get their pleasure from evaluating the one against the other. Yet nothing is more exciting to an audience than performing that is so far out of itself and into the subject of the performance that the two can’t be separated. When that happens, we have the illusion of absolute art, though we know it is only an illusion.”

-Arlene Croce, Afterimages p. 420

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