Fear of judgement can often hold us back from creating what we truly desire in life.
Whenever we lose connection to our authenticity, ingenuity and creativity it can sometimes feel as if life is contained within a box, where there is no escape. Taking brave steps to walk out of the box and keep moving towards our most inspired achievements (one step at a time) will eventually help us overcome any sabotaging beliefs and patterns that hold us back in life.
I find that the activity of freestyle dancing helps me to release any stuck emotions (that hold me back) and connect to who I am .
I have therefore, created a Silent Movie with Piano music entitled “Finding Myself in My Own Dance” which portrays a transformational journey of a man who develops a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence through his own dance.
Press the play button to watch the film and keep an eye out for the guest star little chihuahua dog that appears in the video. Enjoy.
To view the full screen version click onto the square located on the right side bottom of the video.
The inspiration for creating a Silent Movie with Piano
I had often seen miming as playful activity, however I only really discovered it’s true artistic potential whilst creating the actual video.
I had very little time to prepare for the film. So without a script I used my imagination to visualise it’s intentional outcome before recording.
The idea behind the video was inspired by a personal achievement where I had no choice but to overcome my deepest fears in order to start re-engaging in the creative activities that strengthen my self belief and confidence.
There are certainly parts of the act I feel I could have done differently, however, I am overall pleased with the end production. I am excited to learn more about miming. I can now imagine myself creating more silent movies like this.
The film was actually very challenging to create itself. During the recording there were a lot of distracting background noises – including loud drilling and banging from local builders, talking and dog barking. I also was conscious that some Neighbours were watching me from their windows. However, it was certainly worthwhile because it was another opportunity for me to work through my fears of judgement.
The dance itself was inspired by the 5Rhythms dance which is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. I attend 5Rythams social classes on a regular basis, which brings me a lot of expressive joy.
I particularly like how the black and white scenes, silenced background and accompanying piano music supports the drama to be powerfully visual and expressive.
I welcome any feedback you would like to share, and would like to know what video brings to you. I look forward to replying to your valuable comments.
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