19 thoughts on “Yuri On Ice from a Performer Perspective”

  1. One of the strongest things a blogger can do, and one of the most scary, is making a post personal. In other words, write a post about something that is close to a blogger’s heart, giving something from his/herself to the outside world. I always admire that, and you have definitely achieved that effect with this post. It really was one of the best posts that you have written since you started, and you should be proud of it ๐Ÿ˜€
    That said: a performance of any kind can be utterly scary. I don’t perform but for my job I do sometimes have to teach new colleagues. It’s not the same, but it can still be pretty scary standing in front of relatively unknown people. All I can say is: no one is perfect, and the mistake people at times make, is expecting to be perfect. Just try to lower the bar so to speak.
    This has definitely put Yuri on Ice in a very different perspective. If it isn’t already obvious: I loved this post! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I can’t thank you enough for your kind words! You made my day! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think that anything that goes with doing something for a crowd ends up being like this! It’s really stressful doing something that you know you can’t make a mistake even once without anyone noticing ๐Ÿ™‚ I also agree with you with the perfection part, although I’m not able not to be perfeccionist xD but I do believe that everyone should be more easy-going with themselves!

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  2. Raistlin and Remy have spoken ^^.
    I shanโ€™t repeat their points, but the style youโ€™ve offered here can be the reason why others can learn and be inspired to better themselves! Reading it is a great enjoyment in itself too :))
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This post firstly reminded me why Yuri on Ice is an amazing anime and secondly reminded me why I did not pursue any kind of performing career despite many many years dedicated to music. While all the points you mentioned about Yuri on Ice were things I had seen, I’d never really thought about it or about how I used to feel about performing and now I am remembering way too many occasions where I was in tears afterwards and a particularly memorable audition where I just dropped the instrument mid-way through a piece. What terrifies me more is that I actually made the cut after that audition and I remember that whole year in that group thinking I was a fraud that I shouldn’t be sitting beside anyone on that stage.
    Fantastic post and thanks for giving me another perspective to consider when rewatching Yuri on Ice.

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    1. It really makes me happy that what I wrote gave you another perspective for an Anine which has been talked about so many times ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your words!
      Regarding letting the instrument fall in mid of a audition… It never happened to me (Thank God!), I only got the head of my flute flying because of the amount of saliva in my bedroom (I know, disgusting, but I had been trying for like 4 hours in that day) but if you made the cut is because you were good and even with letting the instrument fall you did well! ๐Ÿ™‚ As I wrote in the post, everyone makes mistakes and something like instruments falling may happen!

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  4. Ohmygosh you play the flute how you are so cool??? Performers can feel so much pressure both before and during a performance – I know that for my final high school music assessment my music teacher always told me everyday how well I had to do for it and how they expected it to be the best performance they’ve seen from me… For a month… It’s so great though to consider this anime from a performer’s view and now I want to go back and re-watch it (again)! You talk about so many good points in this post and it was so interesting to read! ^_^

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    1. Loool thank you but I believe anyone who is available to give it a shot can learn how to play it! ๐Ÿ˜€ owo your teacher doesn’t seem the best teacher you could have x/ or maybe our cultures are different dunno! Is always worth to rewatch Yuri on ice eheh and thanks for the nice words eheh

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  5. I know I’m kind of late to this post, but I didn’t realise I hadn’t read it until I actually checked it…

    You probably won’t believe this since even at the time you wrote this post, I’d been out of piano practice for years, but I used to get pretty high grades for piano exams (arguably, my skills peaked for grade 3, because IIRC that’s the only A+ I have) and heck if this post didn’t give me flashbacks (I mean that in the best way possible). In fact, now that you remind me, I did have a similar moment to Yuri’s in my first exam – not that I was crying in the toilet, but being there just kind of helped to set aside the nerves. I do remember having a tendency to overpractise the piece I considered “the best” though, and I don’t think any anime has ever focussed on that particular aspect of performance…

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    1. loool no problem at all ๐Ÿ™‚

      I can feel you! I wouldn’t go to the toilet, but until the time I was on I always prefered to be alone trying to breath in a calm and relaxing way ๐Ÿ˜› Oh, and let’s not forget the sweaty hands bah

      I think the one who does that is Cord D’oro. At least, the main character, practices the same piece over and over ๐Ÿ˜› Although it’s an older Anime I actually liked it a lot ๐Ÿ™‚


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