E46 Through Trauma and Tragedy from One Stage to the Next

January 23, 2019
Hosted by Holly Shaw

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From the time she can remember, Daria Halprin, was immersed in an artistic life dancing with her famous mother, and eventually finding her way into acting and being thrust into the spotlight. But for Daria, like so many other young performers, this wasn’t always a healthy place to be, and she found herself seeking to get off the stage and create something else entirely. She began teaching and facilitating creative therapeutic work for others, and in 1978 Daria co-founded the Tamalpa Institute where now still to this day she directs training programs in movement/dance and expressive arts education, consultancy and therapy. Holly caught this interview at the famous Mountain Home Studio in Marin where Daria shares her journey through tragedy and trauma to become one of the leading pioneers in expressive arts education.

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Host Holly Shaw, a Bestselling Author and Creativity Coach to Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists, includes spotlight coaching sessions and conversations with artists and experts, as she shares her wisdom from a lifetime of performing, as a former SAG actor, dancer, choreographer and director, invoking an inspiring atmosphere that’s overthrowing the stereotype of the starving artist one episode at a time.

Covering an array of topics, from the more esoteric like sex and creativity or shamanic performance techniques, to the more down-to-earth, like how to overcome stage fright, creative blocks, and promote yourself as an artist, there is constant reinforcement of the idea that a creative mind, opened to its own genius, has the power to change the world.

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Holly Shaw

Holly Shaw

Holly Shaw, is a Bestselling Author and Creativity Coach who has helped hundreds of artists, some of them Emmy Award winning and Grammy nominated, to overcome performance anxiety, impostor syndrome and creative blocks. As a former SAG actor, and professional dancer, she’s spent a lifetime on film, TV, and on stages all over the world, starring in an ABC Afterschool special at 16, hosting the Festival Revue TV show during the Edinburgh Arts Festival, dancing with an internationally renowned flamenco dance company for several years, and finally directing and producing her own dance theatre choreography and founding the non-profit arts organization, the Eve’s Elixir Project.

Shaw has spent the last fifteen years dedicating herself to the field of the healing arts, personal development and human potential becoming a coach and a Certified Hypnotherapist so that she can be better equipped to help and empower performing artists. She has become one of the leading experts in creativity and performance anxiety and gives workshops all over the country at universities and places like the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory.

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Episode Directory

February 2019

January 2019

  • 1/30/2019: E47 Daria Halprin II: 40 Years of Giving the Movement Back Listen Now
  • 1/23/2019: E46 Through Trauma and Tragedy from One Stage to the Next Listen Now
  • 1/15/2019: E45 Chasing the Chicken: Creating Sub-Culture Around Your Wor Listen Now
  • 1/9/2019: Encore: BEST OF: Promoting Your Work: Booking Agent Shares Tips Listen Now
  • 1/1/2019: Encore: BEST OF: Perform Like A Shaman Listen Now

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