Lighten Up


Lately a lot of darker characters have been coming through me and my work.  Perhaps it’s the time year.  Samhain, when the veil was thin, or Day of the Dead – somewhere in there things took a definite turn to the dark side.  I don’t know exactly why, but I’m going to blame it on that scary, angry little masked girl who came through [see Day 62 “Little Girls” video].  It’s like, once I let her in, a whole host of darker shadow types have been knocking.  Wanting me to express them.  Well, so since a lot of my work lately has been dark, I felt like I needed a little respite.  I am actually rather cheerful and feeling happy these days. Today I felt like dancing happy.  This here is what I would call a little traditional Holly-dancing.


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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