I am a strong believer that if you are alive you have the ability to be creative. Also that your everyday environment is where your creativity will originate.
In my journey of creative development I am constantly searching for inspiration that will challenge my relationship with the experiential industry and the way in which an individual may perceive a moment. During my recent trip to New York such moments were a regular occurrence. But two events in particular captivated my mind and left me with a visceral experience.
The first event was a 3D screening of Pina, a film for Pina Bausch, followed by a live Q&A with director Wim Wenders. The film was part of a retrospective held at the IFC Centre in Greenwich Village that honoured Wenders as a master of contemporary cinema. A long planned collaboration, the feature-length film focused on the works of renowned German choreographer Pina Bausch and her Tanztheatre Wuppertal ensemble of dancers.
A spectacularly visual experience, the film encapsulated the aesthetics’ of Bausch‘s art through a journey of sensual discovery and story telling guided by expressive movement. With Bausch unexpectedly passing during pre-production, the film was a vivid representation of Bausch’s groundbreaking vision and paid tribute to her as a pioneer of modern dance.
Dance has always been a foreign language to me and as an events producer I am often caught up in the logistics of experience execution. The film stimulated my internal creative and will forever be a moment of reference in my career. I was carried through an emotional journey that communicated the sudden loss not just by words but improvised dance and body language. It’s safe to say my mind was blown.