Community, diversity and relationships are at the
heart of her work, and one of her favorite ways of exploring their meaning is
through the vehicle of shared drumming.
Holly doesn't refer to herself a percussionist, or
give drumming concerts.
But if you spend time with her, sooner or
later you will find a drum in your hands.
Why? Rhythm is
primal, direct experience. It speaks through us in the language of the body--and
not merely the individuated, personal "space suit." The collective
embodiment of our entire physical experience is contained within a framework of
A beating heart sounds the same in any language,
any culture, and in any part of the world. How that rhythm is expressed and
embellished within different rhythmical traditions reflects the nature of the
cultural matrix in which it has developed.
We have an innate understanding of
"heartbeat" and through our connection with this common pulsation, we
can build a shared language, based--not on words--on this fundamental gift we
all have in common: rhythm.
Holly offers an invitation to experiment
with your own imagination, to converse without words, and establish your place in the community of All Our Relations by expressing yourself in the
universal, non-symbolic language of rhythm.