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Enter Up Left

Tips and reflections for those who do/teach/enjoy the performing arts.

Blog - Enter Up Left May 13
Holly Adams | Guest blogger Rebekkah Adams helps you do a film project with your group!
Blog - Enter Up Left May 3
Holly doing VO
Holly Adams | EEEK! A Voice Talent/Writer reflects on promo scripts and gives tips on how to make yours work well.
Blog - Enter Up Left April 30
Melodrama & Murder!
Holly Adams | A short piece on how melodrama was an important part of social action and how much fun it still is.
Blog - Enter Up Left April 21
Holly Adams | New research about the impact of arts in education on students, teachers and adults in the workforce.
Blog - Enter Up Left April 13
hand poses
Holly Adams | More than 80 per cent of what is communicated is not in the words we use. Here are tips for reading and navigating the world of non-verbal communication.
Blog - Enter Up Left April 7
Marie Sirakos
Holly Adams | An opportunity to talk with a brilliant, dedicated playwright and artistic director whose heart is in community.
Blog - Enter Up Left March 22
Holly Adams | An artist fears the tempest of making art
Blog - Enter Up Left March 17
kid map of a room
Holly Adams | Map-making can deepen understanding in soooo many ways!
Blog - Enter Up Left March 11
Holly wields a sword
Holly Adams | What does it mean when a physical theatre performer hits an age turning point?
Blog - Enter Up Left March 3
Improv
Holly Adams | Reaching for deep connections for class, stage and life.
Blog - Enter Up Left February 22
Doreen Alsen at a book signing
Holly Adams | An interview with the great Doreen Alsen
Blog - Enter Up Left February 17
Holly Adams | Reflections from a person with a work habit.
Blog - Enter Up Left February 4
Girl in Mask She Made
Holly Adams | Community, arts and arts-ed facilitators! Some thoughts on how we can make our practice even more empowering.
Blog - Enter Up Left January 27
Kids play wrighting!
Holly Adams | A reminder of arts as a means for empowerment and advocacy and a call to support rabble.ca.
Blog - Enter Up Left January 20
Girl at Water Pump by Lorenzo Franzi
Holly Adams | In preparation for her return to the Heart of Asia, performer and teaching artist Holly Adams recounts her first visit in February of 2002.
Blog - Enter Up Left January 11
Shearwater Productions, AFCU Business of the Month
Holly Adams | Yes, theatre arts CAN be a wonderful, inspiring, joyful means for these kids to have fun while building skills!
Blog - Enter Up Left January 7
Mummers!
Holly Adams | A brief introduction to the ancient, fun, glorious folk form of MUMMING.
Blog - Enter Up Left January 1
Further Adventures of Clown
Holly Adams | Out with the Old and in with the New? Reflections, with a focus on the Landfill Harmonic.
Blog - Enter Up Left December 25
Raven Brings the Light
Holly Adams | A few versions of the wonderful story in honour of the season.
Blog - Enter Up Left December 16
Holly Adams | Not all romances are bodice-rippers and not all fiction is pulp. A look at how some 'women's fiction' is changing the shape of social expectation.
Blog - Enter Up Left December 6
Holly Adams | A teaching artist's reflections on trials and tribulations in this year's fourth grade...
Blog - Enter Up Left November 30
Holly Adams | As I hit the metaphorical tarmac in a full-out superman, I am reminded of the benefits of Downtime. Respiration leads to Inspiration!
Blog - Enter Up Left November 23
Shearwater Productions, AFCU Business of the Month
Holly Adams | What do you do in the face of sudden 'project loss'? Tips for growing your arts/community business in times of strife!
Blog - Enter Up Left November 18
Holly Adams | The importance of performing arts in schools for academic success, adult work success and human success.
Blog - Enter Up Left November 12
Holly Adams | Resources for plays about war
Blog - Enter Up Left November 5
Holly Adams | Our response as people and as artists to Hurricane Sandy: how do we make a difference in ways that are more long-term, or as artists or educators?
Blog - Enter Up Left October 27
Holly Adams | Ruminations on why we are drawn to the dark, mysterious, and frightening.....
Blog - Enter Up Left October 19
Holly Adams | Workshops with a group of developmentally challenged adults have joyous and unexpected results
Blog - Enter Up Left October 14
Holly Adams | Suggestions for Artists working with people of cultures different from their own, including workshop tips!
Blog - Enter Up Left October 7
Holly Adams | Sometimes something light surprises and delights can take us places intensity cannot.

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