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Fearless performance in singers

Marie Vassiliou

Last updated January 16, 2014

This inspiration is one of the items from my collection relating to my research interest. My topic of research is Fearless Performance in singers- what is it and can it be taught? I have partly been looking at some aspects of sports psychology and relating these to performance. I have been looking at optimal performance, flow and resilience, all of which are amply demonstrated by the technical and artistic brilliance of Olga Korbut. The Russian gymnasts of this era were taught to use mental rehearsal to achieve optimal performance when under pressure.