One of the greatest things about visual performance based aesthetics is the sheer amount of variety that the creativity process involved will spawn. This is fantastic news for those that love to enjoy the performance arts, because it means that there is truly something for everybody. Whether it is circus themed, water themed, or even technologically themed, a talented performer will always use their skills and props to astound their audience and leave them in a state of wonder. Themed shows of this nature vary greatly and some classic examples of themes that are widely enjoyed include light shows, extreme performances, and magic based performances. The pool of creativity in this medium is very high and performers are frequently in high demand for parties, special events or even just for a night out on the town.
One of the most popular shows is the circus performance, although modern interpretations can include extreme tricks, illusions and even sensual cabaret style dancing for the older audience. Extreme performance can include things such as fire-play, and height risks and tricks involving weapons, often knives. This kind of performance often leaves the audience on the edge of their seats and provides for a fantastic theatrical element. The overall circus atmosphere is something that is strongly in vogue right now and as such there are many creative things happening within this specific niche of the performance medium.
Another popular theme of performance is that of light shows, and shows that incorporate graphics in general. Lights have been used in performance venues for many decades, typically for live music or stage shows, but the capabilities of a good light display can make for good shows without any additional entertainment. Similarly, this kind of display can also incorporate graphic elements such as 3D technology and other optical illusions that transform the audience from their surroundings and into a new, exciting place – their imagination.
Modern styles may be popular but they are still in direct competition with traditional themes of performance that have remained classic staples of the performance scene for hundreds of years. Elements of ballet, contemporary dance, and music performance can form single shows or come together for a variety performance that will inspire children to learn a craft and amaze the adults in equal measure. Witnessing a ballerina perform perfectly in sync with a beautiful piece of music is an experience that few fully understand until they witness it in a live setting – it is truly a subtle art form that distills a certain magic in all that are witness to it.
The beauty of the performance is that it is very hard to witness the same thing twice, even if it is in fact the same performance being viewed twice. This is due to the hard work and effort that goes into a live performance, and many who do enjoy live performance find that the experience grows richer with each viewing. It is testament to the art form that it can be so rewarding across a wide spectrum of themes and niches.