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As you might have noticed, the official 365dances project is coming to a close soon and so you may be wondering what I will be doing next.  I had planned on continuing dancing and making videos (although perhaps not as often) and posting dance commentary, articles, and essays.  But I was also really hoping to begin posting other people’s dance videos that I really enjoy or find inspiring.  I wasn’t going to start until after September 2nd, the official end of my year-long project, but when I saw this video of Akram Khan’s work from the 2012 Opening of the Olympic Games which was omitted from American viewers by NBC, I figured now is as good as time as any.  This bold and riveting contemporary dance piece should be seen by as many as possible:

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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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