Named it after the buoy in Long Island Sound, near the mouth of the Connecticut River, Bell 8 was designed to inspire the sense of expansion and bliss one can have afloat, this immersive experience helps you to release your impulse for control, and embrace change. Designers Armando MenicacciMara Aceves and Grethe Wittrock are working with Deirdre Towers on an interactive installation that sculpts a space with films and textiles evoking the elements and lighting to offer a natural sanctuary, a church for one.

Photo by the man with a movie camera


Participants: choreographers and dancers Elizabeth Streb, Kyle Marshall, Zaki A’Jani Marshall, Andre Alabastro, William Ervin, Sonia Franco working with Raul Beatmac, Frankie Lee Peterson, Paloma de Vega Centenera, and TK Circus; composers Joseph Schwantner, Aaron Jay Kernis, Paul Jared Newman; cinematographers Nan Melville and the man with a movie camera.

NWD Projects as part of National Water Dance hosted Deirdre Towers in a residency August 23-29, 2020 in South Thomaston, Maine.

The original installation was presented by:

Lilac Preservation Project  7/22-9/22/2017
Waterfront Museum  in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the month of 6/2017
Long Island City Arts Open 2016 – “Landscapes From Below” at W3

Multi-media versions were produced by
Dixon Place
Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival