created collaboratively by Christine Bennett and DeAnna Pellecchia performed by DeAnna Pellecchia
music performed live by Sam Ou set design by Michael Dowling
THE COPPER WALKWAY, a solo made for DeAnna Pellecchia by director Christine Bennett, premiered at Bennett Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary Gala Performance at Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street. Long-time collaborator, visual artist Michael Dowling created a cascading walkway of copper, 14 inches wide by 32 feet long, extending through the main aisle of audience. The dance is set to “Sonata for Violoncello”, a piece in five movements by contemporary composer Paul Hindemith and performed live by cellist Sam Ou. The choreography, made collaboratively by Bennett and Pellecchia, depicts a woman on a journey, navigating the long, narrow path she has chosen.