I am truly blessed to have such caring generous friends supporting me in the production of my second book Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thoughts and Outward Expressions.
MUCHAS GRACIAS! THANKS A LOT!
Your support moves me deeply.
I am writing Meaningful Gestures: Inner Thoughts and Outward Expressions as a companion to my first book, Unveiling Motion and Emotion. My first book was a memoir that shared my experiences as a dance artist; Meaningful Gestures will be a deeper exploration of training, and artistic realization. My philosophy is that the journey is the destination – one must bring as much focus and energy to training as to performing.
My second book explores basic exercises, visualization exercises, active imagination and artistic application. I explore how technique is a philosophy and technique as a theory, the body as an instrument.
Teaching in three languages has had a profound effect; I have found clear explanations, metaphors, and stories that communicate my approach to training. This text will be accompanied by Todd Carroll’s photographs, and drawings to illustrate the exercises.
This book will serve current and future dancers as they continue to train and explore the professional world of dance. It is my hope that my experiences can guide young dancers as they embark on their own journeys. As a teacher I have been sharing my knowledge with a younger generation for 25 years, and I hope through my second book to continue to broaden the scope of students I reach.
Dancers must make their gestures meaningful.
The money raised in this campaign goes to finance the production of the book, and to pay the people behind the hard work that is going into it.
My Deepest Gratitude, Anabella
“Meaningful Gestures” Family of Contributors
Benefactor Circle ($500+): David R. Parsons and Edwards Foundation Arts Fund
Partner Circle ($200+): Tasha Norman and Amenee Atai
Sponsor Circle ($100+): Ben Lee
Associate Circle ($50+): Jeanne Swartelé-Wood, David Hubschman, LuLu LoLo, The City Reliquary, Charlotte Patton, Kairos Italy Theater & Laura Capparoti, Amanda Chesnut, Patricia Young, Frank Fortino, Christina Graybard and David Hykes
Friend Circle ($20+): Marjorie Liebman, Lyonel Laverde, Julia Lindpaintner, Bina Altera, Diana Carulli, David Sampliner, Silvio Gitters, Francesca Todesco, James Scruggs and Rachel Cohen & Racoco/Rx.
Donor Circle ($10+): Mary Sofianos, Auguste Olson and Ruth Sergel.