April 12, 2011


Rean here...

Our group of ballet schools recently concluded examinations with the Australian Ballet Conservatoire. It was quite interesting to watch the kids psych themselves for the exams. Some kept on rehearsing things in their minds. Others really did the actual parts of the syllabus they were required to perform. Some student who thought they knew the material, just blew it. The realization I had was that if the nerves fail, then technique and skill go with it. And this I believe is a quite universal regardless of age, gender or field of endeavor. It's not like applying the best progesterone cream to your skill, in the hopes of replacing it, once your nerves fail. The phenomenon must be prevented by constantly training ourselves through practice, performance and competition.