C.G. Jung Foundation of Ontario
Board Room, Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St, Toronto
The act of performing is an act of giving of oneself to the world. It is also an act of creation where the artist brings out what is inside to the outer world. In this creative act, both introversion and extraversion are present.
There is no performance without an audience - an audience which has the power to posit a judgement on the performance, communicate the judgement to the performer and even write about it in a review. The fear of judgement may trigger complexes, often of authority figures and the performer may become overwhelmed by the parental imagoes. The artist encounters issues of stage fright, self-confidence and self-valuing. The creative output is at risk of being thwarted.
The challenge is then to be able to be oneself fully, whole, indivisible and distinct from the audience’s expectations, which is nothing short of the individuation process.
The lecture will explore the notions of authenticity versus representation, essence versus persona, sharing versus excelling and performing versus being.
MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
NON MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR