And we're off! I have been in the rehearsal process for this film since March--plan, schedule rehearsal, don't forget mask, improv, choreograph, dance, repeat. I am finally in the stages where the hard work starts to pay off: the performance. Or in this case, the filming.
At this stage I'm used to preparing myself for an audience that will breathe with me, be moved with me. But this time I will have the trees and my movement, skinning my knees and dirtying my costume.
So join me on this journey! Support me and four other artists who have lost work in the chaos of the pandemic. Let's keep dance alive.
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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.