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Posted by helendurham (U15492307) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012
I enjoy watching Strictly but I was very uncomfortable on Sunday evening. Andrea Bocelli was one of the featured entertainment slots on the results programe and he was introduced as the wonderful tenor that he is. His rendition of Nessun Dorma was accompanied by choreography by two of the professional dancers. While I do not have a problem with dancing as a complement to the music I felt that on this occasion the dancing came to overshadow the music making this appear to be a dance accompanied by a musical performance and not vice versa. Had the audience only been listening to the singer they would have waited to show their appreciation until the end of his performance. However on this occasion the audience clapped at significant points in the dancing (which had no direct relevance to what the singer was doing). I found this distracted me from his singing and insulted him as a performer. As he is visually impaired did he know why people where clapping? I would like to suggest that when dance is used to accompany singing in this way the audience is asked to apply the conventions of a musical performance and wait until the end to show their appreciation for both the singer and the dancers.
Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012
this appear to be a dance accompanied by a musical performance and not vice versa
Well, that's what it is. It is a dance programme with some live music - not a music show. I don't like it much but there it is.
I would like to suggest that when dance is used to accompany singing in this way the audience is asked to apply the conventions of a musical performance and wait until the end to show their appreciation for both the singer and the dancers.
Sadly, another much wider sign of the times. I see it in the theatre and ballet as well as on 'live' tv programmes. The audience conspires to become part of the performance.
Audiences act as if they are in their own living rooms and no one else can hear them (or they simply don't care) and that are encouraged by producers and promoters.
Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012
I have no doubt that the normal people in the audience know how to behave. The BBC will have their own 'clappers' to clap on cue at pre determined times. Listen closely next time, I bet its the same clap that starts the rest.....
Posted by Dover Soul (U14934992) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012
In the main Strictly thread here www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...
Strictlyaddict, who has been to the show, explains a little how it works in message 1448 and 1470
Posted by Pat Shed (U4664057) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012
As he is visually impaired did he know why people where clapping?
I doubt he cares too much. Like most people filling this slot, he was on there to flog product, in this case tickets for his UK Tour which by a lucky coincidence just happens to be starting in the week after his appearance on SCD.
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