Performing Arts: Can performing arts replace antidepressants? - Quora
Just had unforgettable experience visiting theatre in Moscow. Russia has great repertoire theaters and the culture of enjoying performing arts. I strongly believe that US desperately needs further development of performing arts as well.
We do! Movie theaters pale in comparison!!
I keep asking myself.
What is the process they follow?
Good theatre play is
- highly innovative and creative product,
- very expensive product
- a team of highly trained and creative people,
- relatively small budget,
- short preparation time,
- small marketing budget,
- does not allow much of split testing or iterations
- fluid team collaboration
- the whole team to perform regularly with high level of emotional and physical involvement
These are the conditions, which would fail 99.9% of ventures, yet theaters are full and people are paying top $$ to enjoy the play.
What can entrepreneurs learn from great theaters?
Great product is essential, no matter the price.
I don't see why not... The act of performing the accumulation of master craft technique is on (requires) the higher-end of human states of being. Mastery means control, confidence, and is usually accompanied by a quest for continued higher achievement. An artist who is allowed to be the artist they're made to be is in his/her zone, his/her nirvana. INTP style.That being said, I know artists/dancers/coders/producers of different types who occasionally deal or have dealt with depression, and it usually happens during a prolonged state of decreased productivity (aka plateau-ing "growth") or due to an external cause. Except, for a theatre to be full, the performance arts venture must find their core demographic and offer something in demand, in order to be successful. Same as any 'product/production'. Personally I'm not that into plays and live theatre (even though it is considered purer acting) and I don't see a majority of American people being any different. Musicals are an exception though...
IMO, America is mostly bereft of a deeper cultural arts appreciation.