A musical performance is a lot like a magic show. There are many tricks artists rely on to seduce an audience, but the most powerful of all performance alchemy is when performer and spectator become “one” in the magic of the moment. “From Spectate to Participate” is a medley of music, movement, ideas, and interaction that illustrates that an artist can do more than just entertain us; he can inspire us to tap into our own artistic nature, and become part of the artistic happening.
We are avid consumers of culture. We are great at taking in content and evaluating the quality of what other people have produced, dissecting with insightful comments such as; “The color pallette could have done with more nuance.”, or “The parallel storylines were too pronounced”. The more we consume culture, the better we become at it, but it does not inherently make us more cultured. Creativity must be exercised. Watching porn is not sex and watching sports does not make you better at them. Participation is a pleasure that many of us have deferred to the professional, one that can be admired by his peers. Involvement, engagemnent, and immersion is a more fulfilling part of the experience that many of us have unconciously opted out of since our childhood, wether it be because of social norms, or self-consciousness, or other complexes.
This performance (musical monologue) is both entertainment and insightful for those who want to understand how to get people immersed in artistic ritual. More than that, it is practical therapy for those who often want to take part in “art” or “creativity” but often can’t seem to overcome unseen barriers.
When becoming part of the experience is much more powerful and stimulating than when we just observe. Like the difference between a homeopathy and getting a ‘decent’ dose of medicine, immersive participation proves that art is more than something to be consumed and appreciated from the safety of the sidelines; it calls us to get dirty with our own creative nature.
For the past 7 years Jurgis has been looking for ways to mix his passion for social phenomenon and his musical talents. Jurgis seeks to apply his successful experience with musical seminars for business organisations into a performance that can resonate with the general public. It has already been showcased at TEDxVilnius, TEDxBlackRockCity (Burning Man), and TEDxStockholm.
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