My dance piece from last semester was picked to be showcased in the spring faculty concert at school (which is fucking awesome). I had a vision of how I wanted to change/develop the piece… I wanted it to be a political commentary of sorts. My professor wanted me to change the costumes and develop the choreography more. In short, the past five weeks I’ve been coming up with ideas, toying with costumes, and editing music. It’s been stressing me out so much to create this work into something more. And it JUST hit me… I don’t want to change anything about my piece, except add and rearrange some choreography to freshen it up. I LOVE my music, the costumes, the lighting, the formations, just the way they were. I need to stop forcing something creative and amazing to happen, cause to be honest, this semester my brain is wayyyy to taxed for that. I want to focus on the integrity of the movement, and not try to contrive something just to evoke a meaning or a greater purpose for the piece. It is what it is. All I have to do is rearrange formations, add movement, and clean my piece so it looks as beautiful as possible.
I know a dance means something to me when my heart is racing throughout watching it. I hope my piece will do that for some people. And at least entertain everyone else.