Things I learned about Creativity
when I spent a day with performance artists and the Cluster Bomb Collective
Endurance Tasks are Enlightening
At first I was skeptical, I must admit. ‘Do your action for 15 minutes’ was the instruction. ?!? ‘What? That’s FOREVER!’ I thought. And it’s true, it was a long time, at first…. However only in the last few minutes of the task did I make actual discoveries in my movement that I would never have done otherwise. Digging a little deeper takes time, and it turns out that it’s worth the patience and focus.
Everything is Unified/ All is Connected
When we began to work towards the performance sharing for later that evening, I put my movement ideas together from the tasks of the day. After coming up with two phrases I realised that despite each phrase being created from different ideas (man-made structures v water), the feeling in the movement was so similar that they could look almost identical.
A nice reminder to myself that we are spawned from the universe, all things are atoms just doing their thing.
Try anything. All is accepted, and only by trying things do we find out what will work.
So a big thanks to everyone who attended that day and to the lovely Cluster Bomb crew, Alicia and Sebastian, for making it happen.
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