Creativity is one of the most useful tools that a person can utilize; a tool that he or she can build upon throughout his or her many years of inspiration and application. Creativity manifests itself in different forms depending on individual personalities and capabilities. There are many forms that creativity takes on. Some people are more innovative than crafty/artistic or vice versa. Others draw ideas solely from outside experiences to create their own mash-up of an idea. Music, dance, art, inventions and numerous other aspects of peoples’ daily lives are derived from creativity. For me personally, dance is the creative form that I would use to construct change. A good combination of music and choreography can be extremely moving and enjoyable both to do, create, and watch. Choosing a cause to focus a dance on and picking applicable music to accompany the piece can change a persons whole perspective on a matter and inspire them to make a change, especially along with emotional choreography and expression that tugs on heart strings and engages the audience. Throughout my many years on a competitive dance company I witnessed copious amounts of heartening dances that struck a change in me, and I believe through my experience with dance and choreography that I could do that for someone else, as well. Of all of the amazing dances I have witnessed, one choreographed by Mia Michaels by the name of “Gravity” has remained with me the most. “Gravity” focuses on relationship violence and unhealthy addictions to another person. As an example, I have attached a video from a dance competition, much like one I would have attended throughout my years on a company. This dance highlights the huge issue concerning the large amount of children in crisis, who are born orphans or become orphans everyday. As Kate Beaudoin’s blurb under attached the video says “the best choreographers create routines with a purpose in mind.” I now propose a question—what creative form would YOU choose to extract change?
Please take the time to watch this link! It is an amazing piece.