(For Adam Ostrowski.)
Creation will take whatever time is allotted.
and no matter how long you have, the final week it will seem like it'll never be ready. But opening night the show is born whatever shape, form or sex it is. And you'll have to love it.
Once you can telegraph this you'll have a perfect foundation to build your act on.
One reaction from the crowd that's new, an extra groan, an unexpected laugh - remember it and recreate it.
After 12 shows you'll need to lengthen your music or eliminate the weakest bits. You now have a natural selection happening. Your act is adapting and evolving.
Turning seemingly facile novelties into unexpectedly moving spectacles, that is the power of the Way.
If you try something and get it the first time - complicate it and do it whilst doing something else and you might have the beginning of an act.
As a Showman's craft is infused with with make-believe he should make an effort to also explore reality.
A healthy study of the world can only enhance the Showman's imagination.
to deny this is a lie
a rockstar being himself in casual clothing
is more phony than a clown
in make up and a red nose
The rehearsals is the pregnancy, where all is developed out of sight. At birth the act is full of life, its beautiful (in its own way,) but has yet to find its feet. In time it will grow strong and wise.
Tiny individual differences drive life onward. This is what we celebrate in the Sideshow.
The Carnival is place where being different makes you stronger.
We have learnt since we became human OR we became humans when we could communicate learning. One person telling others. This was the roots of the Show Man.
Real or not is the heart of the Carnival.
I am a Showman and EVERYTHING I say is a lie - Everything.
His Craft is his loom, the fabric his Art and the weaving happens in the Show.
The Showman uses his Craft to weave dreams into reality creating Art in the process.
relating to the human soul.
When the show is done, the show is gone - from the physical world.
Remaining only in the Crowd's hearts.
The Showman's Art is molding human minds.
The link between the Crowd and the Showman is the Craft of Showmanship. From this link the Crowd gives the Showman's otherwise useless skills Meaning and simultaneously the Craft can be deeply Meaningful for the Crowd.