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Monday, May 4, 2009

How to up your cultural understanding

Step one: attend many local cultural performances in one month.

Step two: see the same performance twice so as to better remember the details of the experience.

Step three: at least three different performance styles must be seen during the month (for example, you can't go to all dance performances. Try one theatre, one dance, one concert).

The above list is from first-hand experience. Tonight I just returned from attending my 5th cultural experience in less than three weeks! Yes, I said 5! Count 'em 5:

1. April 17th: Utah Symphony
2. April 24th: Ririe Woodbury Modern Dance
3. April 26th: Wicked at The Capitol Theater
4. May 3rd: Utah Chamber Artists at the Cathedral of the Madeleine
5. May 4th: Utah Chamber Artists again

I feel so uplifted and happy from taking advantage of the local arts and humanities again, that I decided to make it a permanent fixture in my life. I commit to have at least two cultural experiences per month. More is better, but I don't want to become too overly-zealous with my goal that I set my self up for failure. Besides, culture gets pricey. I'll blog about my experiences here (which gives me something else to write about besides How a Traumatic Brain Injury has changed my life).

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Wow... such a cool project to do. I love the idea of seeing something TWICE!