Do you feel anxious about your creativity and how to explore it? We do too! That is why we do this. We push ourselves to quiet our critical inner voices and just play and create. We'd love to share with you some of our creative process. We will highlight some of our struggles and stories about our journey, and what we have learned. We often question each other. Karen sometimes says to Alison, "That was dumb - what is the point?" And yet we keep doing this. We keep showing up to dance together every week. We keep following our desire to create something new, even if it feels risky and stupid. Creativity means that you have to become vulnerable, you have to be okay with ridicule...or with the fear of being irrelevant. We'll share videos and photos and stories of failures and triumphs. We'll also share things have we have found inspiring from other sources.
We went to Dewitt Park to dance in the snow in the middle of the cold winter -- in February. Why did we do it? Because we felt a need to jumpstart things! It's been a long winter and we are beginning to feel stuck. It was time to bring 'play' back into our practice. Notice at minute 1.40 where Alison rudely kicks Karen in the head... and yet Karen persists...
We are dancers, musicians, and artists who juggle full time lives and infuse creativity wherever we can. We struggle putting ourselves out there, but we feel a need to do so.