Artist Projects

Hotel Pool


Headlong Dance Theater

Collaboratively helmed by David Brick, Andrew Simonet and Amy Smith, the Bessie Award-winning troupe transforms the sanitized space of the building’s spa into an intimate, visceral performance experience. In Hotel Pool, a business woman stumbles into the humid glow of a pool after a long day of travel. The air is thick, the water glows strangely and the woman falls into the arms of a watery, slow-motion eruption. Located near New York’s Wall Street district, the beckoning waters of the pool become the site for a meditation on the fine line between waking up and dying. Hotel Pool was a runaway hit at its Philadelphia Live Arts Festival premiere in 2004. It is set to an original score by the Wayward Wind, who are known for their lush musical arrangements and pop sensibility.

Project Updates

  • 2004: Hotel Pool is featured at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

  • 2004: Hotel Pool is exhibited at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art in Oregon

  • 2005: Hotel Pool is exhibited at MassMoCA in North Adams, MA

  • 2008: Hotel Pool is featured at the Sitelines Festival in New York

  • Artists

    Headlong Dance Theater

    Headlong Dance Theater was founded in Philadelphia in 1993. Headlong has created over forty dances, and toured nationally and i…

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    David Brick

    David Brick is a founding co-director of Headlong. Before starting Headlong, he danced with the Richard Bull Dance Theater. He co-created Love U…

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    Andrew Simonet

    Andrew Simonet was a founding co-director of Headlong. He left Headlong in 2012 to pursue other life goals. 

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    Amy Smith

    Amy Smith Smith is a Creative Capital Professional Development Consultant and Co-Director of Headlong Dance Theater, a Bessie-award winning Phil…

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