Inside the Deep


Watching this video alternately moves me and makes me laugh hysterically.  But perhaps that is because I am remembering my experience of doing it which was alternately very moving and engaged and also very funny with curious onlookers not to mention the slap stick humor that arises when you are moving about ensconsed in a stretchy bag of sorts. Obviously I am not the first to do this sort of thing. It’s very Martha Graham.  But I remember when I was a young girl dancing in the Indianapolis Children’s Dance League the choreographer, Diane Gudat, had made a piece with the girls dancing in stretchy bags.  For whatever reason I wasn’t in that piece, but always wanted to be.  I suppose some part of this is belated wish fulfillment.


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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