Hungry Children Raise Their Hands


Sketch sketch sketch.  All the time sketching.  Sketch a dance on the BART platform on the way to work.  Sketch a step in the grocery store while reaching for the basil.  Sketching dance, drawing movement, watching, listening, enjoying.

Enjoying. The less I judge myself, the more I worry about your judgement.  The less I judge myself, the more I share. The more I share, the more I create. The ideas are like hungry children.  When I turn my attention on them, they perk up and start raising their hands for attention.  Today is May 1st. May Day. Beltaine. The creative pool is swarming with fertility.

Today I had twenty minutes in a studio. Hey, I gotta take it when I can get it:



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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