Imagine being asked to do something you have never attempted in your life; something you dare not even think off; something which could even come as an abomination or a taboo to beliefs, ideologies and mindset. Creative art is a risky venture hence everything about it has risk written all over it. It is risky to put a number of notes together in a composition and think people will like it. It is risky to get on stage and hope you do not forget your lines or miss a step in a dance, no matter the number of times you practice. It is risky putting paint on a canvas and believe it will come out as intended. The creative art engages with these risks on daily basis. In drama this week, students were challenged to try something different. They were tasked to re-think their body in accessing mime. They were taken through some mime exercises which placed a mirror before them to look into how their bodies work, should work and can work. In art, a mural was started which required one to not only overcome the fear of painting the biggest work of her life but also climb a scaffold when she is afraid of height. In music, students and staff are picking instruments and hoping for something to either evolve or not evolve.
The operative words in all these engagements are, with the risk comes the beauty of the art. We will allow creativity, passion and time be the judge of the risks being taking in the coming weeks. Let us see how this cocoon turns out after it goes through its needed development face.