We (myself and Gareth) have been running our workshops for over a year now. It has been an amazing ride since we have started Offthepage Creative Practice. What strikes me the most is that I am not the most patient and positive person in the world. I believe it is in my nature to doubt on every step I take. Yes, it is probably very brave of me to admit it, but this sensitive nature I have it is definately coming from where I am from. I have always admired people who had courage to say things who were very opinionated and have an ability to express what they think, but how do you get there? How do you have a consistent thoughts said out loud? For me it is a very huge step to speak up. Now when I'm older, it is easier to say things and express what I feel, but yet I still feel silly or out of context when I really really want to make sense :) I have had numerous trainings, two degrees, so many certificates that allows me to be an expert in some areas, especially in performing arts and yet I keep searching when is it enough to fully feel confident in what you're doing? For instance, you can find a reason not to do something, however, when you're committed to something, there's no excuse not to do it. The purpose for this post is to learn how to relax and find the time for it. We rush, we work, we think, we over think, we over analyse, we talk, we laugh, we cry, we feel. Do we know how to relax? How do we get ourselves there with no pressure of doing something wrong? I'm not being vain here, but honestly, these workshops giving me such a positive feeling I cannot believe it's actually real.
It is hard to organise your thoughts, prioritise what is it you want to achieve in your life. We do not have time to even think whether the path we have chosen is right one. Some people do not have time to reconsider, even if the road they're taking isn't right one, they keep it going. But where is the stop sign? When do we realise whether the life we're living is the right one? I believe one question we must answer, are you happy now? do you make someone else happy? to find happiness by yourself is not an easy task. We will never be happy on our own. There's always going be someone we can share the happy thoughts, happy ideas, as vain as it can be, but we need someone to show what we are. But is it enough, is it enough to show someone you're positivity? Or does it make you want to make another person happy too? This is why, when I see that I can share my laughter with another person during these workshops, that makes me very happy. If I laugh on my own, and no one takes part in the same positive energy, what is the point?
AmIaDancer, Actor and Singer Workshops are for everyone. It does not matter what level you are when it comes to singing, dancing and acting, our priority is your well being as much as ours. The purpose is to create a relaxing environment where you can simply push some limits, try techniques you have never done before and see whether this is something you would like to take part in. It does not matter how many times I have trained my voice professionally in my previous training, there's always room for improvement, it does not matter whether I believe or not that every dance style suits my interest, but why not try it and see whether I can use it into my practice? It does not matter that I have performed on numerous occasions, but not as an actor, but does this stop me from trying? No, I just simply want to be with others and enjoy, play, move, dance and share the positive energy.