Photo Cred: Katie Schmid of "The Commoneer"
And we have launched the second round of fundraising! It took a minute to navigate the ins and outs of fiscal sponsorship but Fractured Atlas has been a huge support and I am so pleased I made it to this step. With this sponsorship, your donation is tax deductible and I can apply for artist grants. My goal is to raise $4200 from my audience members in 31 days (the month of October). Are you wondering what to do with your budget for live performances and movies? Invest it into the performing artists who are trying to keep up their craft to once again bring you those live shows and high-quality movies when it is deemed safe for performers and audience members. Will you help "Embodying Emily", a dance film, become a reality? Will you be a part of keeping dance alive?
Click the donation link above to make your contribution! Your donation will go towards paying the team of five artists who have shared their unique crafts in developing Emily Dickinson's body of writing and poetry into movement. Once post-production work is complete, we look forward to sharing our brand new film with you. Stay tuned on more details on our premiere (and don't forget to check the updates tab for news on the progress!).
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.