Bell 8 was originally designed to inspire the sense of expansion and bliss one can have afloat with an immersive installation using films of water as a dancer, as a meditative resource.
After 20 months of too many hours in front of screens, we are focusing on a music and dance procession in the woods that culminates at one of 2000 fire towers scattered around the country.
Participants involved with films created during covid included the following artist: choreographers/dancers Elizabeth Streb, Kyle Marshall, Zaki A’Jani Marshall, Andre Alabastro, Sonia Franco with Raul Beatmac, Frankie Lee Peterson, Dale Andree working with Miana Jun, 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 and Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival