Practice and Performance

A Fitness Swimmer in Four Movements

A Fitness Swimmer in Four Movements

This challenge is not about time or victory; instead, it seeks timelessness and beauty. It’s about creating music, but it shares many parallels with swimming. Musicians and other performing artists know the feeling of stepping up, being exposed in front of a waiting crowd, and diving in. Yet for classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim, who is […]

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Performance Artists As Athletes

Performance Artists As Athletes

Sports scientists could help musicians and other artists endure the stresses of their craft. (Inside Science) — They endure long hours of oft strenuous practice. The way to get better is to practice more, even when injured. For hours at a time, their hearts can beat at 65 percent of their maximum rate. Injuries are […]

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Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Performance

Video – Velocity Dance Convention: Performance

VDC performance from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo. Velocity Dance Convention brings you another health and wellness segment to help keep their dancers happy and healthy. In this video, professional dancers Kathryn McCormick, Jennifer Hamilton, Sarah Draugelis, Alex Little, and Whitney Bezzant talk about how to improve performance, with a little help from Autumn Miller and […]

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New Musicians Performance Pain Symptom Monitor

New Musicians Performance Pain Symptom Monitor

Athletes and the Arts in collaboration with PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association), and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation have developed a new tool to monitor musicians performance pain.  Musicians are strongly encouraged to complete this form to aid in their care. Performance Pain Symptom Monitor

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Are performing artists athletes?

Are performing artists athletes?

WATCH this video and decide for yourself  (click the image to open and play the video)                    

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Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts

Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts

“Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts” Dick, Randall W. MS, FACSM; Berning, Jacqueline R. PhD, RD, CSSD; Dawson, William MD, BS, FAAOS; Ginsburg, Richard D. PhD; Miller, Clay MD, MFA, PMR; Shybut, George T. MD Published in Current Sports Medicine Reports, November/December 2013, Volume 12, Issue 6, […]

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Performance Anxiety – A One-Page Fact Sheet

Performance Anxiety – A One-Page Fact Sheet

View a one-page fact sheet (PDF) on Performance Anxiety. Performance anxiety, commonly referred to as “stage fright” in performing arts contexts, is a distressing and disabling condition that affects performers of all ages. At least half of all performing artists, regardless of age, gender, and talent or experience level, report problems associated with performance anxiety.

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Focal Dystonia – A One-Page Fact Sheet

Focal Dystonia – A One-Page Fact Sheet

Focal Dystonia (PDF). Focal dystonia is an abnormal movement disorder that develops when a person is attempting to perform a specific task such as playing a musical instrument. It shows in the loss of voluntary muscle control while playing an instrument. Focal dystonia can affect any group of muscles in the body including the face, […]

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