How to create original work consistently, with pleasure


I’m sure you would agree that time in the studio is precious – and having been a working mother – I always felt this overwhelming pressure to “get things done” in the studio.  This attitude didn’t always create the best work and so I started paying attention and studying what did.  Many of you have witnessed this study through this 365 dances project. As I worked through my own pressures to create new work I discovered a very clear method – that when I followed it – produced great results!  I first began teaching this method in a dance workshop I developed, The Deeper Lab, Flamenco Composition for dancers.  As we put together the day’s agenda and intensive, we wanted to really optimize the dancer’s stamina, mindset and energy resources. So we structured the day using The Three Keys as the framework with great results.  Since then, I’ve not only used The Three Keys to lead effective workshops, but also as a way to understand how the artists that I coach are working for or against themselves.  This first video introduces the Three Keys to Creative Freedom.  You can watch the next three short videos, plus a BONUS video helping you use these tools by visiting my website:

Enjoy! and tell me what you think! I would love to hear how these work for you.


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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