Susana Martinez sits in Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montréal in 2019.
Longtime street performers in Old Montréal, a popular site for busking, feel as though the city is getting rid of them.
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Living rough to prepare for a role. Abusing fellow actors to provoke an ‘authentic’ response … It’s easy to ridicule the Method but the truth of this approach to acting is far more complex.
Executive functioning is a component of attention that helps us prioritize what we want to engage with and filter out unwanted interference.
Research highlights the importance of daily meditation, exercise and sleep for improving executive functioning, a component of attention that helps people focus.
Marlee Matlin covers her ears as Gottfried performs during the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in 2011.
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Though it was exceedingly grating, the late comedian was able to perfect a sound that worked in tandem with his brand of humor.
Cirque du Soleil contortionist Aruna Bataa makes it look so easy.
Circus is exciting, though sometimes unpredictable. At any moment during rehearsal, performance or travel, injuries can occur.
The Beach Handball Euro 2017 Hungary vs. Norway in Zagreb, Croatia.
While the style and fit of sport apparel may seem like a minor detail in the broader scheme of things, what if it’s not? Let’s let women and girls dress for the role they want to play in women’s sport.
Beyond creativity and thinking skills, arts education will help you enhance your communication and expressive skills, as well as boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
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With the Australian Open about to start this year’s grand slam series, a crunch of the data from past performances gives a hint at who is the current best male player, possibly.
Studies show women are perfectly capable of getting the job done.
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The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Helping boys through their voice change can keep the joy of singing alive.
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Many boys stop singing at adolescence – but with the right support, they can continue to sing through their voice change and emerge as lifetime singers.
Opening traditional theatres and smaller venues may not be physically or financially viable. But with winter coming and the arts industry floundering, something needs to be done.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager warms up as cutouts of fans ‘look on.’
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It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
Members of South Africa’s Zip Zap Circus.
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An ongoing study shows that storytelling can positively increase self-awareness in young people, especially if they can relate to the stories. But in Africa access to story platforms is limited.
Little Richard’s rock ‘n’ roll brought the margins to the center.
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Little Richard honed his craft as a teenage drag queen. In everything from his hairstyle to his lyrics, we see the influence of gay contemporaries like Esquerita and Billy Wright.
Former University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
The coronavirus outbreak is causing people to rethink the handshake and seek other gestures that perform similar functions without touch.
Distraction or performance enhancer?
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Research shows that the type of task – and style of music – tend to determine whether listening will help or hinder your performance.
Emblues Beer Band in the streets of São Paulo, Brazil.
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Busking has long been a way for musicians to gain performance experience and garner a following. Digital platforms are powerful tools that can transmit local artists to global audiences.
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Our research into drag cultures and performances found that despite the common idea of two schools of drag, it is much more diverse.
Infecting the City – a performance arts festival in Cape Town.
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From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.