I put the ART in procrastination.
Specifically when the stakes are high, I’m intensely stressed/nervous/insecure about said project, am down to the wire, or better yet, am all of the above. Just ask my beloved advisor from Goddard, who suffered through my lengthy thesis journey with me.
In this particular case, I’m trying to tackle my first choreographic project in several years, for a show this June. I posted my first visions of that piece two days ago. I’m not particularly happy with it. Last night, instead of continuing to work on that piece, with a specific deadline and specific pressure, I began envisioning a concept for another piece – one I set in motion many months ago.
I was inspired by a musician-friend’s song. Listening to him perform it, it just called out for choreography. I want to create a piece and perform it with him singing live. I told him so, which means I can’t back out of it now. He recently reminded me that uh, I haven’t made it happen. Yet.
I’m thinking it will be a solo, at least for now. And it involves a chair. Specifically, I saw a backwards flip/roll/thingy off of the chair, to the ground. In my mind, it looks waaaaay awesomer than this video may lead you to believe. But I promise O, I’ll keep working on it. And some actual choreography, too. Ha.
The song, Golden Cage, is number three on The Divine Game EP. You can listen (and then purchase!) HERE. (Just scroll down the page a bit.)
Here’s to another day of creativity…