Gaining clarity of intention when creating is vital and liberating. Too often we muddle our way through a learning process without really taking care to ask ‘what do I really want?’ When we consistently stop and ask a few simple questions about what we really want, allowing your imagination to soar without imposing restrictions, the way forward then becomes much more clear. This clarity of intention is a key to unleashing your creative potential, to finding your own voice and developing your self-expression.
Towards clarity of intention through objective listening:
As a performer, in order to discover and evolve our intention, it is both powerful and imperative to be able to objectively listen to our playing in order to notice what we want to change. Once we are able to notice how we are currently playing, we can pay attention to what we like and dislike about it. Again, once you notice these things, it is then usually pretty clear what needs to be done to evolve and improve them…that is if you are truly listening objectively, with absolute honestly, and impartiality.
Through this process, you can evolve and fine-tune your intention…and by doing this over and over again, and evolving both your quality of listening and clarity of intention, you will improve and get closer and closer to your expressive potential, unleashing your creativity and imagination.
Towards clarity of intention through objective feeling:
Noticing how you feel as you move and play, and then asking ‘how do I want to feel?’ and ‘how do I want to move?’, the body often has great wisdom to inform a better way to feel and move. To develop a clear intention of how you want to move, and what you are going to feel is expressively liberating.
Fully listening and fully feeling for what we want has the effect of unleashing our creativity in the moment.
Listening and Feeling are vital keys towards developing our creative potential as performers.