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Episode 1 The Manifesto with Holly Shaw

Perform Like A Shaman

January 24th, 2018

Artists are the shamans of today, leading the world on an emotional journey. Listen as Holly Shaw explains how performing artists in particular use entrainment, channeling and ecstasy in order to invoke the creative movement that the planet is calling for. Exploring examples from her own orgasmic experience on stage, to that of other artists like Tori Amos, Gabrielle Roth, Mickey Hart, Emily Dickinson, and Rainn Wilson, Shaw shares her vision for the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast. Actor, Jeffrey Weissman provides commentary about the origins of stage fright.

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Holly Shaw is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Creativity Coach and Bestselling Author.  She got her first agent when she was 12 years old and has spent a lifetime in film, T.V. and on professional stages all over the world as a SAG actor, dancer, and director. Now she shares her passion for the problems that artists face as a Creativity Coach and has helped hundreds of artists, from Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists to world class choreographers overcome their stage fright, impostor syndrome, and creative blocks so that they can create original work and totally kill it onstage again and again without feeling like they're selling out or losing their sanity. Her book, The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece has become an Amazon bestseller.  

Jeffrey Weissman has appeared in over 100 film and television roles in his forty plus year career. On the big screen, leads in Back to the Future II & III, Pale Rider, Twilight Zone the Movie, Corked!, Savior of None, and others. On T.V. he’s had guest spots on Diagnosis Murder, Scarecrow & Mrs King, Save By the Bell, The Man Show, and many others. On stage he recently played Parry in the stage version of The Fisher King, Igor in Young Frankenstein the Musical, & has been in over a hundred others. Jeffrey’s performed internationally as Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Groucho Marx, Larry Fine, Mark Twain and a host of original characters on film, TV, stage, theme parks, trade shows, cruises, private events and environmental shows. Mr. Weissman helped found Los Angeles Theater Sports, and has been artistic director of several improvisation troupes. He mentors many, and teaches at San Francisco Acting Academy, Sonoma State University and privately.

Jeffrey is also featured in his own episode!  

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