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Fresh Start

Every time an artist begins a new work or prepares for a performance the world is wide open. There is a level of excitement about that moment that’s invigorating. It’s a fresh start. Past creative experiences inform their work but don’t dictate the outcome of what they’re creating at the moment. There is a full commitment to create, to let go of everything prior, and to focus without distraction. They know that there will be challenges to overcome but that the end result and what is discovered along the way is well worth it. It may take an hour, a day, a week, a month, or a year to complete, but the effort is fully concentrated on the fresh start. Beginning a new choreographed work, musical composition, painting, sculpture, or preparing for a music or theater performance is much like beginning a new year. It’s a fresh start that takes focus on that moment using everything you’ve gained along the way to move toward the future.

Every moment is a fresh beginning.
~ T. S. Eliot

Artists know that the beginning of a work or performance is the most important step. They don’t wait until everything is perfect, until everything is just right to begin. There’s lightness about simply beginning; and although once you begin you have to follow through to complete it, the beginning is critical. It’s similar to what many of us may feel at the start of a new year. A new year gives us the feeling that we have an opportunity to start again, to take advantage of new beginnings. There is a special feeling of being able to start fresh. Experience tells us that there will be challenges, barriers, and emotions we must manage, but the incentive of a new year brings out our enthusiastic desires for new ways of being in and experiencing the world.

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