The Creative Impostor: Mindfulness, Creativity, Imposter Syndrome, Community & a more holistic approach to Entrepreneurship
About This Show
“Imposter syndrome.” How does it show up for you – self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? Or a little gremlin in your head that says, “Who do you think you are? You can’t do THAT!” You have something to share with the world — maybe it’s just the spark of a creative idea or an entire world of inspired vision! This show is all about how to be BOLD and take action, to put your creative work into the world, to have your voice be heard despite all obstacles, fears and doubts. Hosted by Andrea Klunder.
Most Recent Episode
030: Invoke the spark of transformation, Sara Zalek of Butoh Chicago
“Whenever there’s a dare in my life, I say, “Oh yeah? You’re going to dare me? Then I’m going to show you that I can do it!” ~Sara Zalek, on creating the first Post-Butoh Festival in Chicago (after being told it could never work)
We are in a moment…
I discovered Sara Zalek’s work through my Edwin Ruiz (my audio engineer and founder of Mondo Machine) when he was producing video for Butoh Chicago and again during a multi-media experience of Expanded Cinema when he was collaborating with Full Spectrum Features.
Sara’s performance that night was the highlight of the evening. Edgy, uncomfortable, mysterious, beautiful –– she integrated a dance between rigid and fluid, slow and manic body movement along with a colorful analog video experiment projected behind her and electronic and acoustic music accompanying her highly improvisational experience that somehow was both coherent and evocative.
This was a collaborative piece called Still Life with Hanna Brock and Sara Goodman and, in fact, a lot of Sara’s work is collaborative and “in the moment,” exploring the life journey, full of ups and downs and dark and light.
She seeks to challenge or provoke her audience with the question: Are you going to embrace your whole self? Are you going to have memories and associations while watching this performance that have this potential for transforming your way of being and thinking in the world?
We can be anything at any time through our creative thought process. ~Sara Zalek
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
How Butoh dance practice exposes and celebrates our shadow side and challenges us to reveal our whole selves
Collaboration & improvisation as part of Sara’s process
The role of the arts in education and the importance of being a lifelong learner
How Sara didn’t believe she could be an artist when she was young
I didn’t believe that I could be an artist because to me artists existed in museums and they were dead. And they were these big epic things that I was obviously never going to be. ~Sara Zalek
* Going back to get an MFA in Art in her 30s after studying business & marketing