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Performing artists are the imagination mavericks, creative pioneers, and shamans of today and here you’ll discover the inspiration and expertise to find your edge and explore greatness. 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.

Performing artists are the imagination mavericks, creative pioneers, and shamans of today and here you’ll discover the inspiration and expertise to find your edge and explore greatness. 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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Performing artists are the imagination mavericks, creative pioneers, and shamans of today and here you’ll discover the inspiration and expertise to find your edge and explore greatness. 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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English


Episodes

The Comedy Chronicles VII: Vulnerability: I Can't Believe I Said That!!

5/14/2019
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In this episode I talk about vulnerability and how it affects a comedy performances by sharing my personal experiences as well as talking about Brené Brown's Netflix special, Call to Courage. And I talk about my first ever comedy club performance at Tommy T's. Click here to listen to all episodes of The Comedy Chronicles. Learn more about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab here>>

Duration:00:21:43

E55 Getting Over Your Practice Hump

4/24/2019
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Having problems practicing? Do you love what you do, but feel blocked or stuck in a self-sabotage loop when it comes to putting in the hours? Don't worry! Listen to this episode with Performance Coach, Holly Shaw, to get unblocked and get some expert tips for how you can approach practicing in a way that feels easier and more manageable. Want more resources for better practicing? Get a free downloadable mp3 for Getting in the Mood to Practice when you become a Performers & Creators Lab...

Duration:00:25:24

E54 Part II: Finding Your Voice and Letting Go Of What Other People Think of You

4/17/2019
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Continuing this Live-Lab Coaching Episode with Showgirl Shaman, Kellita Maloof, and dancer/MBA looking to find more confidence in sharing her story. In this episode we also "time travel," discuss how to be interesting, the "milk-toastiness" of pleasing everyone, and how others shape us especially siblings. Click here to learn more about Performers & Creators Lab Membership on Patreon

Duration:00:45:10

E54 Finding Your Voice and Letting Go of What Others Think

4/3/2019
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Showgirl Shaman, Kellita Maloof, joins me this week for a Live-Lab episode where we co-coach, a dancer and MBA who is looking to find more confidence in sharing her story. Kellita and I catch up and talk about the challenges of using the entrepreneur business model for the arts world and then we sink into Part I of a coaching session with a young woman wanting to let go of what others think and emerge more wholly confident. We coach, we listen and we time travel!! Be sure to stay tuned as...

Duration:00:54:51

The Comedy Chronicles VI: LightWorker Comedian Refine Your Jokes!

3/24/2019
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Listen to actual clips from Holly's stand-up comedy, as this week she shares insight into how she's refining her jokes, what it means to be a #lightworkercomedian and what it is like living the "rock star" (cough cough, read "adult with interests") lifestyle. Aaaaannnd find out how you can instantly watch actual videos of Holly's nasty joke stand-up comedy by contributing to the podcast Patreon page. Click here now to check out the different rewards you can get by supporting the show!

Duration:00:18:53

E53 Creating Haven with Briana Di Mara

3/20/2019
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Listen to the story and the music of violinist, Briana Di Mara as we celebrate her Global Music Award winning album, Haven. Journey into the sounds of traditional folkloric music from all over the world through the eyes of this inventive artist as we talk about reluctant musical offspring, Briana's path through Suzuki and hard times, finding her tribe and more!​ Opening and closing tracks by composer, Dan Cantrell ​​All other music in this episode is compliments of Briana Di Mara from...

Duration:00:33:51

Meditation: Opening to Channel

3/13/2019
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A quick and effective recording to help you tune into your creative genius and open to channeling your higher wisdom. Be sure to listen to this handy guide to The Open Channel Game first: Episode 52: The Open Channel Guide: A Step by Step Guide to Channel Your Creative Genius. Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast

Duration:00:04:59

E52 The Open Channel Game: A Step By Step Guide to Channel Your Creative Genius

3/13/2019
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Ever wanted to learn how to "channel" so you can tap into new levels of creativity and wisdom? Listen as Holly explains step-by-step how to play The Open Channel Game that she does with each guest on the show so that you can do it effectively on your own! She covers the basic steps of The Open Channel Game, tips for doing it effectively, and the four components of trance that will help you deepen your relaxation so that you can tap into your creative genius whether you're writing, moving,...

Duration:00:20:58

The Comedy Chronicles V: Atmospheric Soup and The White Lady Lens

3/9/2019
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This week Holly nearly gets booed off the stage at an open mic and ponders the white lady lens, atmospheric soup, what it means to be a #lightworkercomedian and how important it is for the host to set the tone. [The Comedy Chronicles is a special bonus series about one woman's first attempts at doing stand-up comedy from the perspective of a performance coach.] Music by Dan Cantrell Learn more about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab

Duration:00:19:08

E51 Drag Queens and Shapeshifters

3/6/2019
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Find out how drag is a form of shapeshifting shamanism as we talk with former academic, Jeremy Mikush (aka “Crystal Powers”) who has spent the last 5 years as a touring musician and drag artist with the well-known drag artist, Alaska. An enlivened conversation as we talk about the sacred nature of drag, coffee as a sacred stimulant, performing as a “vessel” and more! ​Opening and closing tracks by composer, Dan Cantrell ​All other music in this episode is compliments of Jeremy Mikush...

Duration:00:47:28

The Comedy Chronicles IV: Are Open Mics for People Who Hate Themselves?

3/3/2019
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Holly talks about getting hazed this week at an open mic, revenge comedy, the importance of asking for what you want, and creating time onstage even though you don’t have it. [The Comedy Chronicles is a special bonus series about one woman's first attempts at doing stand-up comedy from the perspective of a performance coach.] Music by Dan Cantrell Learn more about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab

Duration:00:14:42

The Comedy Chronicles III: Don't Let Anyone Spoil Your Fun!

2/24/2019
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Holly talks about performing for other comedians, why she doesn’t let anyone to come see her perform stand-up, how the audience affects your jokes, and Bradley Cooper’s Oprah interview. [The Comedy Chronicles is a special bonus series about one woman's first attempts at doing stand-up comedy from the perspective of a performance coach.] Music by Dan Cantrell For more info about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab click here.

Duration:00:11:36

E50 Inside the Producer's Mind

2/20/2019
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Get inside the mind of a producer, this week! Producers are those people that bring everyone together and create the environment for artist’s to flourish. Hear my convo with Executive Producer of Sunset Lane Entertainment, Salli Frattini, who spent over 20 years producing at MTV, created the first YouTube live stream music awards, and worked with some of the biggest names in show business. Listen as we talk about capturing the elusive “viral” moment, what it’s like to be a female executive,...

Duration:00:48:53

The Comedy Chronicles II: Male Allies and Why What You Wear Matters

2/17/2019
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Holly has a contentious conversation with a comedian who doesn’t believe in white male privilege and also talks about male allies and why what you wear doing stand-up matters. [The Comedy Chronicles is a special bonus series about one woman's first attempts at doing stand-up comedy from the perspective of a performance coach.] For more info about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab click here.

Duration:00:11:08

E49 Heart Opening Meditation

2/14/2019
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This recording will help you open your heart to receiving!! Attract opportunities, open yourself to gigs and be more receptive to positive attention with this guided meditation that takes you deep into your body, releasing resistance and making yourself more available to love energy and success! A special Valentine's Day heart opening episode with Certified Hypnotherapist, Holly Shaw.​ We recommend that you listen to this one all the way through at least once, and then if you want to listen...

Duration:00:17:36

The Comedy Chronicles: I Finally Did It! My First Stand Up Comedy Experience

2/10/2019
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Holly shares about her first experience trying stand up comedy, what she remembered about practicing and performing, and let’s you know what to expect from The Comedy Chronicles bonus series on this podcast. Click here to read her blog post, What Stand Up Comedy Taught Me About Preparation and Performance. Find out more about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab here.

Duration:00:06:43

E48 Writing to Freedom: The Story of Beyond this Prison

2/6/2019
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This is a true story of Glenn Robinson (Weez), a man who had a 40 year prison sentence, for a crime he committed at 18, J.R. Furst his penpal, a poet and provocatuer, and Cate White, the artist who brought life to their letters. This is the story of how friendship, wisdom, and creativity became the lifeboat for one man’s literal freedom from prison and the mental unshakling of hundreds others. Visit PerformersandCreatorsLab.com to take the free the quiz to Discover Your Creative DNA. Don't...

Duration:00:42:10

E47 Daria Halprin II: 40 Years of Giving the Movement Back

1/30/2019
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In this Part II episode with Daria Halprin we talk about the expressive arts work she’s spent forty plus years creating. We cover the “transportation” issue of how to take your “new self” out into the world and the importance of assuming aesthetic responsibility. Bonus: Daria shares about the last time she made a self-portrait, what still surprises her, and what she’s still fascinated with pursuing over the next 20 years. Last week we got to hear Daria’s story, from growing up dancing with...

Duration:00:43:34

E46 Through Trauma and Tragedy from One Stage to the Next

1/23/2019
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From the time she can remember, Daria Halprin, was immersed in an artistic life dancing with her famous mother, Anna Halprin, and then 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...

Duration:00:37:53