This is what she wrote:
There are some people in the world who just go around doing lots of good. And there are others that go around doing lots of said good with a creative hand. My friend Heather Lipson Bell is one of those people. Not only a talented dancer/choreographer/artistic director in her own right whose creative inspiration seems to constantly runneth over, she has also headed up Performing Arts for All, a program dedicated to teaching dance to special needs performers, since 1996.
Heather has created a curriculum that teaches movement, dance and drama to children and adults with disabilities including Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. She is one inspired and inspiring lady but I’m not just posting her praises here. Heather and her creative partner-in-crime, director Christine Deitner, are spearheading a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a documentary about this work entitled, Freeze! Try Again. This short dance doc will follow Heather and her dancers in their journey together in movement.
I’m blown away by her awesomeness. All this and she’s a mom. Heather and I first met dancing together in the late 90s alongside Placido Domingo in an L.A. Opera production of Samson & Delilah. We shared a dressing room, swapped stories while donning our harem pants and stage makeup, and have been friends ever since. Check out the project and please support if you are so inclined.
Image: Christine Deitner