the water project in collaboration with medicine wheel productions and forest hills cemetery
THE WATER PROJECT emerges out of a seven-year collaboration between Bennett Dance Company and Medicine Wheel Productions’ Artistic Director, Michael Dowling. The production draws its themes and materials from the physical attributes of water itself, mirroring the element's ability to adapt and transform in response to its environment. THE WATER PROJECT was featured in conjunction with Forest Hills Educational Trust's 2006 sculptural exhibition, "Dwelling: Memory, Architecture and Place". With the picturesque landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery as their stage, BDC dancers interected with Dowling's latest creations, a water-filler copper well, and a floating bridge, surfaced with hand-painted, “freshwater” tiles. Accompanied by cellist Sam Ou, dancers Christine Bennett, Mary McCarthy and DeAnna Pellecchia performed in this riveting, unexplored setting as they took their performance to the center of a Lake Hibiscus.