well, it's that time again. resolution time!
now, a quick disclaimer. i don't really "believe in" resolutions; conscious focus and effort in an often subtle, consistent way is how to make changes in one's life. or at least that's how it works for me.
but i also do believe in focusing your attention on something in that consistent way to bring an awareness to that part of your life. (i wouldn't have said it this way until this year. guess i've become a yogi...)
time to get fierce about creating movement! in the first month or two of 2010 and 2011, i set out to choreograph a little bit of something every day. it has been a really rewarding experience - putting unfinished work out there, creating for creativity's sake, and observing how my movement patterns emerge and change over a month or from year to year. as an added bonus, i used a lot of raw material for projects like The Way We Danced 'Til Three. (you can find excerpts of both years in the choreography page.)
this year, i'm going for 31 days of choreography - the month of january - and i'm focusing entirely on bits of creative input from my friends, family, audience members, dancers, supporters, and anyone else who wants to tell me something. i have a book full of slips of paper from TWWDTT in chicago with audience answers to the prompt "what is your philosophy on love?" they were designed just to get audiences thinking, but the responses were funny, charming, and very interesting... too interesting to never be used! added to that, i have notes from four different casts of dancers performing TWWDTT (or excerpts of it) four different times-- written personal ads, thoughts on "mr. right," what coupley things drive them insane, etc etc etc.
so i have some great stuff to start with, but wanna get in on this? fill out whatever parts you want of this survey. you can be as honest or as outrageous as your little heart desires. i'll take it all. and then stay tuned right here for the results of this "resolution."
i think 2012 is going to be great. and i'm feeling oddly emotional about 2011 coming to a close. have a beautiful night, everyone!