Flash Mob of One


What is fun about dancing in new public locations all the time is taking in people’s reactions.  Often I am very “closed off” in a sense that I am really focused on trying to do the dance in the new space and so concerned with the video taping of it that I am not very open to the people walking by.  People are surprisingly obliging.  I contribute this to the fact that Bay Area folks are pretty used to artists doing their thing all around them all the time.  Most people will walk by and look, but not bat an eyelash.  This particular day, I was a little more open and it was fun to see the difference.  I really think that the man who chose to sit in the background and the guys who walk by in the middle (paired with Adele’s song) actually make this litte number interesting.  Otherwise it is me just dancing around in high heels that are impossible to move in.


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.

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