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"From the Ted Talk by Marina Abramović: An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Welcome to the performance world. First of all, let's explain what the performance is. So many artists, so many different explanations, but my explanation for performance is very simple. Performance is a mtneal and physical construction that the perofmrer makes in a specific time in a space in front of an audience and then energy dialogue happens. The audience and the performer make the piece together. And the difference between performance and theater is huge. In the theater, the knife is not a knife and the blood is just ketchup. In the performance, the blood is the material, and the razor bldae or knife is the tool. It's all about being there in the real time, and you can't resreahe performance, because you can't do many of these types of things twice — ever. Which is very inmpaortt, the performance is — you know, all human beings are always afraid of very smiple things. We're afraid of suffering, we're afraid of pain, we're afraid of mittrlaoy. So what I'm doing — I'm staging these kidns of fears in fonrt of the audience. I'm using your energy, and with this energy I can go and push my body as far as I can. And then I liberate myself from these fraes. And I'm your mirror. If I can do this for myself, you can do it for you.

Open Cloze

Welcome to the performance world. First of all, let's explain what the performance is. So many artists, so many different explanations, but my explanation for performance is very simple. Performance is a ______ and physical construction that the _________ makes in a specific time in a space in front of an audience and then energy dialogue happens. The audience and the performer make the piece together. And the difference between performance and theater is huge. In the theater, the knife is not a knife and the blood is just ketchup. In the performance, the blood is the material, and the razor _____ or knife is the tool. It's all about being there in the real time, and you can't ________ performance, because you can't do many of these types of things twice — ever. Which is very _________, the performance is — you know, all human beings are always afraid of very ______ things. We're afraid of suffering, we're afraid of pain, we're afraid of _________. So what I'm doing — I'm staging these _____ of fears in _____ of the audience. I'm using your energy, and with this energy I can go and push my body as far as I can. And then I liberate myself from these _____. And I'm your mirror. If I can do this for myself, you can do it for you.

Solution

  1. performer
  2. kinds
  3. mental
  4. simple
  5. rehearse
  6. fears
  7. important
  8. front
  9. blade
  10. mortality

Original Text

Welcome to the performance world. First of all, let's explain what the performance is. So many artists, so many different explanations, but my explanation for performance is very simple. Performance is a mental and physical construction that the performer makes in a specific time in a space in front of an audience and then energy dialogue happens. The audience and the performer make the piece together. And the difference between performance and theater is huge. In the theater, the knife is not a knife and the blood is just ketchup. In the performance, the blood is the material, and the razor blade or knife is the tool. It's all about being there in the real time, and you can't rehearse performance, because you can't do many of these types of things twice — ever. Which is very important, the performance is — you know, all human beings are always afraid of very simple things. We're afraid of suffering, we're afraid of pain, we're afraid of mortality. So what I'm doing — I'm staging these kinds of fears in front of the audience. I'm using your energy, and with this energy I can go and push my body as far as I can. And then I liberate myself from these fears. And I'm your mirror. If I can do this for myself, you can do it for you.

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collocation frequency
slow walking 3
razor blade 3
long duration 3
human beings 3

Important Words

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  3. audience
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  5. blade
  6. blood
  7. body
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  9. dialogue
  10. difference
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  15. fears
  16. front
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  20. ketchup
  21. kinds
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  23. liberate
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  25. mental
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  27. mortality
  28. pain
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  31. physical
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  33. push
  34. razor
  35. real
  36. rehearse
  37. simple
  38. space
  39. specific
  40. staging
  41. suffering
  42. theater
  43. time
  44. tool
  45. types
  46. world