Creativity Can Be A Matter Of Life Or Death

CREATIVITY CAN BE A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH

By Arlene Anderson
The Arabian Nights tells of a Sultan who chooses a different woman to be his wife each night. As the story goes, his habit was to kill the woman the next morning and repeat the process again the next day.
But when he picks Scheherazade things take an unexpected turn. She doesn’t settle for the usual routine. Rather, she engages creativity to save her life. Each evening, she tells a compelling story that so intrigues the Sultan he simply must keep her alive in order to hear the ending the next day.
Creating stories–whether in the form of music, dance or the spoken word–can help keep all of us alive during these cold winter nights in the north.
The February 28th concert features a collaboration between DSSO and the Minnesota Ballet. Together, they will portray several tales from The Arabian Nights. Has creativity (your own or someone else’s) ever saved your life? Come and celebrate!