I cannot believe I am saying this...but "Embodying Emily", a dance film is FINISHED! So many hours of editing with the most patient cinematographer went into the final stages. And by golly we finished it! So what does this mean? It means several different things.
First, I'll be submitting the film into film festivals and competitions across the US and internationally. There are many different rules per film festival so I'll be weeding through the details and figuring out the ends and outs for the next few months. Then, pending film festival submissions, I'll be premiering the film to the public both as a virtual gallery piece and as an educational platform (contact me if you want a viewing of "Embodying Emily" with a feedback session in your school or classroom!). I can't wait for these next steps to materialize!
This has been a lovely journey of hard work, dedication, and the best experiences with some pretty incredible artists. I cannot wait to do this again (yup, this is happening again...stay tuned!!). And I cannot wait to continue sharing dance with you!
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Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep dancing...
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.