My least favorite part, the fundraising, is over. We raised enough funds to pay for the editing process. And! I received an Advancing the Arts grant from the Arts Council of the Valley in support of this film. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this extra support. It helped push us to the end of part II of the fundraising process. Although there are still some funds to be raised, I am excited to move forward and get a sneak peak ready for you. I. Cannot. Wait.
We've already begun going through some of the footage and I've upgraded the sound quality of the music track. I've relocated to NYC for a change of scenery and to keep my energy moving. We are working out the kinks of a virtual premiere and then I can start submitting to film festivals all over the country and the world. It's exciting to create art. It's more exciting to share it. Thank you for joining me on this journey. And stay tuned! The finished product is coming...
What is "Embodying Emily?"
Ellie de Waal
Ellie de Waal is a dancer and chroeographer primarily based in Virginia and NYC. Her works have been adjudicated and selected for several festivals including the Richmond Dance Festival in 2016. Her skill set as a choreographer has been sought out by universities, studios, and companies for both concert dance and musical productions, including "Beauty and the Beast" and "Shrek the Musical". She also choreographed an opera “Still More/More Still” in collaboration with composer Anna Heflin and coloratura soprano Melissa McCann as part of a song cycle reawakening. She was a primary choreographer in concorDance Contemporary for two major projects and has presented choreography in 12 shows put on by the Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative, where she continues to present work.