Just the beginning


Today I woke up at 5am with an idea and at 8am I was in my neighborhood woods dancing it.  There is really a development of each dance and I’m discovering that my process begins with something like what you would see in this video.  This was a sketch.  Me in the lab. Investigating this idea.  I’m excited actually to go back to this idea and explore some more.  My idea was straight lines set to a taqsim.  Something sort of like a martial arts exercise, vigorous, with a backdrop of meditation, then moving gradually into something more fluid as the music found its rhythm.  This is just the beginning.  You can expect that I’ll be developing this more.


About Holly Shaw

Holly Shaw is a San Francisco Bay Area dancer and choreographer who has performed as a soloist with Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos off and on for several years. Shaw is the creator of the Eve’s Elixir project, a platform for artists of contemporary world dance wanting to bring new ideas to traditional dance forms, and has produced several shows in San Francisco. Her flow between contemporary modern dance, flamenco and Middle-eastern styles makes her a unique choreographer. Shaw has spent years training Bay Area dancers in technique and improvisation, challenging them to dance from a deeper level and uncover their unique style.

4 responses »

  1. Very cool. Enjoyed it very much. At one point in the middle when you were walking toward that tree I thought you were going to disappear into that crack in the tree like a wood nymph. That would look cool …and be appropriate for you.

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