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Performer Cynthia Hopkins on Fearing People and Her Crowds

From: Blank on Blank
Series: Blank on Blank
Length: 03:56

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How do you reconcile being downright scared of people and crowds if you’re always on stage? Actor and Singer Cynthia Hopkins has an answer: "I am afraid of crowds of people. Performing on stage is the way I feel I can relate to other human beings the best." Take a listen.

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Interviewer: Bomb Magazine and Annie-b Parson

The Scene: Around a kitchen table for breakfast

Read Annie-B Parsons entire interview with Cynthia Hopkins at Bombsite.com.

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Interviewer: Bomb Magazine and Annie-b Parson

The Scene: Around a kitchen table for breakfast

Read Annie-B Parsons entire interview with Cynthia Hopkins at Bombsite.com.

Transcript

David Gerlach: This is Blank on Blank. I'm David Gerlach. And we're bringing you something new as we build this archive of the American interview: A collaboration with BOMB Magazine. We have an excerpt of a conversation from Bomb's Issue 112 - Summer 2010. It’s performer and musician Cynthia Hopkins interviewed by Annie-B Parsons, the artistic director for Big Dance Theater. Parson’s husband also joins in the chat and this interview answers a simple, yet tough dilemma: How do you reconcile being downright scared of people and crowds if you’re always on stage? The answer? This is Blank on Blank.

Cynthia Hopkins: I suffer really from stage fright.

Annie-B Parsons: But you are also a glutton for being on stage. You love being on stage.

Cynthia Hopkins: I know. I love it so much.

Annie-B Parsons: But you suffer from stage freight. What a contradiction.

Cynthia Hopkins: Yes. I know. But...
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