Dancing With Gary


Gary Cort is just a gem.  Every year he lets me come and do my workshop in his gallery and offers only the lightest touch of his wisdom as an artist and architect.  If you ask me, which oddly no one ever does, he and his gallery are the renegade heart of the town – the mother ship of awakening bringing drum circles and artistic conversation to a sleepy somewhat conservative town. Of course I knew I would try to get him to dance with me for the blog, but I thought I might have to sort of trick him into it.  I was totally floored when he jumped at the chance.  I was working in the studio all morning and he came in to chat.  I think maybe he even suggested it.  Anyhow, here we are goofing around.  Isn’t he brilliant? And I love the part in the end where Jalene shows up.  She just happened to be dropping by. Small towns. Sigh. They really are just that chill.


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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