Many hours are spent practicing and rehearsing before any performance or presentation appears before a live audience. Preparation includes such tasks as building the sets, practicing lines, doing hair and makeup, and much more.
Prior to a live performance, a dress rehearsal is used to create the same look and feel of the anticipated live show, and ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. It is defined as follows:
A rehearsal of a play or other performance in costume and with scenery, properties, and lights arranged and operated as for a performance: often the final rehearsal. A session of exercise, drill, or practice, usually private, in preparation for a public performance, ceremony, etc.: a play rehearsal; a wedding rehearsal.
Wedding rehearsals represent another good example of how we choreograph an event to resemble the real thing. Here, we practice walking down the aisle, stating our vows, and making adjustments to avoid any mistakes on the big day.
However, these are just the details. Although it is important to be prepared, what really matters is the emotional bond occurring by marrying your loved one, and being surrounded by the warmth and support of family and friends.
We have all probably heard the expression; life is not a dress rehearsal. These inspirational words remind us to put our whole heart into everything we do in life, because it’s the only time we have. Each moment can never be repeated, so let’s be sure to live it in the best way possible. It is important to make good use of our time, as it goes by very quickly.
Therefore, if the show we are starring in is not to our liking, we can make changes, rather than putting on a performance for public consumption.
It’s possible to reach beyond the ego, to humbly let go of anger, frustration, and any number of other negative emotions, in order to bring our youthful exuberance back to life.
Are you wasting time, thinking there will always be tomorrow? Today, be more proactive and like a director, arrange things more to your liking.