How to embrace unpredictability when performing

Notice how your body reacted to the surprise event. Repeat this reaction through movement, experimenting with the intensity of the action, its duration, where it is in the body, the emotion with which you move. Continue step 2 until you feel that you’ve exhausted all possible ways to repeat this action.

Gintarė Masteikaitė

When working with performing arts projects in public spaces, I am looking for creators who can adapt to the environment, its rhythm and the local people of that particular space

How to accept the potential consequences of your work

Make a list of all the potential consequences of performing this work on a piece of paper. Rip the paper in half, crumple and mould each half on your ears. Go for a walk and ask people on the street what they think of your ears.

How to connect with difficult audience members

Calmly look them in the eyes until they look away. Ask: Why did you look away? Continue gently asking why? after everything they say until they stop answering. Repeat steps 1–3 until you’re both smiling.

Dovydas Laurinaitis

When I was getting ready to do my performance on the trolleybus, the main concern I heard from my friends was that I was going to get beat up.

Zan Hoffman

We need to be sensitive to the fact that people want to be entertained, but they don’t want you to tear their head off ; the message is useless if you’ve made someone unhappy.