I’ve been thinking about and talking about art lately. Thinking about how social dancing and art relate to one another. I’ve not enough specific things pinned down to have strong feelings one way or another, but a few bullet points which I find interesting.
- Art and artistic expression are in the creation.
- Artists are imperfect (being human) and so anything they create is also imperfect.
- “But if we’re being honest, it’s easy to define creativity: it’s doing something that isn’t obvious.” -Pirate Cinema
- And maybe making it so that everyone thinks “well that’s obvious” even though no one else had done it yet.
I think for me the main point there is about the imperfection. Watching video of the choreography, I was diappointed that anxiety kept me from the lines I had rehearsed. I was self conscious that it didn’t have as much texture as some of the other showcases we competed against. I spent some time being very hard on myself about it. It was a first run of a first effort. Much was learned, and hopefully I can become a better artist, and come slightly closer to transmitting my messages perfectly.