created and performed by Christine Bennett, Leda Elliott, DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz
For the creation of BRIDGE, Christine Bennett collaborated with T'ai Chi practitioner and guest performer Leda Elliott. The choreography "bridges" a public space with a performance space, Asian culture with American culture, and Chinese martial arts with contemporary dance. Five dancers drop like leaves from a large tree and progress through a flower garden. As they cross over a wrought iron fence and onto a brick courtyard, red fans snap and the dance accelerates. The dancers create a cultural map in their journey from the garden to the courtyard, as if they are discovering a new world.