The Performance Mentor
Entertainment Resource Guide
Title: Entertainment Resource Guide
There are so many skills in the entertainment industry and it’s such an exciting field to be involved in. Here is a short resource guide for some of the entertainers’ skills if you’re thinking about learning a new trade or just want a performer for your show, event or party. In here, you will be able to find the common types of entertainers and their specific skills, what they are, and how they work.
Acrobat: A skilled person who is an expert in different acrobatic acts that involves great body control, balance, agility, flexibility, alertness and strength.
Angle Grinding: A feat done by the performer that uses a metal plate on their body part and work with an angle grinder that generates an electric spark. Thus, makes an exciting show of lights. This can be performed in solo or groups.
Circus Performers: Are uniquely talented and skilled performers who perform acrobatics, magic tricks, comedy and much more. They usually travel to different places together with animals and can be witnessed at circus shows, and live events.
Comedian: A performer that is an expert on entertaining people through making jokes, comic scenes and hilarious props. Their main job is to make people laugh.
Contortion: An incredible display of flexibility performed by a person that can bend, extend and stretch its body to unusual form and limits.
Cordelisse: Is an aerial acrobatic routine where the performer is hanging on the rope upright.
Devil Stick: A juggling act that uses a bunch of sticks, maneuvering from one hand to the other.
Fire Eater: A performer that uses fire as its main feed by extinguishing it in their mouth.
Flair Bartending: The juggling of bar tools (liquor bottles, cocktail shakers) to entertain guests and audiences in cocktail bars. It also involves flipping (shakers, bottles), manipulating flaming liquors and sometimes performing close-up magic tricks.
Hypnosis: A psychological state of consciousness implemented by a hypnotist on a person, which resembles sleep. The participant willingly responds to the suggestion of the hypnotist. It has been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits in diminishing pain, anxiety and overcoming fears.
Impersonator: A person who impersonates various people to entertain their audiences. Impersonation acts may include singing, dancing, mimicking facial expressions, attitudes, overall looks and actions of someone else.
Juggling: The manipulation of objects which involves throwing and catching objects at the same time using one hand to the other. Juggling is usually performed as a solo, duo or large groups.
Magician: A performing artist who showcases realistic and supernatural illusions to entertain guests and audiences.
Miming: A silent art of acting a scene, telling stories or expressing feelings with hand gestures and facial expressions.
Puppeteer: A person who manipulates puppets in a show to entertain people.