What is the first creative moment you remember?

The first question of my Creative Autobiography

 

In my mind a creative moment can be anything. Asking me what my first creative moment immediately takes me back to my first memories. Everyone is born with the ability to create. My first creative moment is as follows:

 

I was in kindergarten at a school I can't remember in Ottawa. We had snack time everyday and I used to visit each classroom strategically at snack time in order to reap the benefits of a school provided snack. One day, while eating our snacks seated in a circle the teacher started playing music from Sesame Street. Something inside me forced me up and I started dancing to the music. It was more flailing about than actual dance, but I was having fun. Pretty soon everyone was dancing to the music and it was chaos. The teacher then started organising my creative act by making people take turns dancing. I was upset by this, maybe because others had stolen my work, or because the teacher tried define my creativity and give it boundaries.

 

This has always been my first moment of creativity. The first time I realised I could inspire others (my classmates) to join a creative act and the first time I felt individualism through art (not that I would call a 6 year old dancing art but hey...). This moment shows me some of my creative roots. The circle of audience, the impulse to move, the unstructed nature of the movement and the eventual structuring by an outside party which led to my disinterest. I wonder what would have happened if I had been able to control the structure of this creative act.

 

What is the first creative moment you remember?