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Devil’s Heaven @ Watermill


The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, hosted by master of ceremonies Alan Cumming "DEVIL’S HEAVEN" raised $1,850,000 for the Center’s year-round artist residency and education programs. Over 1200 guests were greeted by an installation of naked performers covered in body paint created by summer program participant, Trina Merry. The installation was titled Magnolias and was generously supported by NET-A-PORTER. On the north platform, summer program participant Evangelia Rantou performed in a work titled Solo With Chairs From Medea (2) directed by Dimitris Papaioannou. 




The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, hosted by master of ceremonies Alan Cumming "DEVIL’S HEAVEN" raised $1,850,000 for the Center’s year-round artist residency and education programs. Over 1200 guests were greeted by an installation of naked performers covered in body paint created by summer program participant, Trina Merry. The installation was titled Magnolias and was generously supported by NET-A-PORTER. On the north platform, summer program participant Evangelia Rantou performed in a work titled Solo With Chairs From Medea (2) directed by Dimitris Papaioannou. 



Watermill is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas.

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Alan Cumming
Vered
Debbie Bancroft
Allysa Renzi, Leah Lane
Jack Lenor Larsen
Producer Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley
Hala Soloman, Dianne B, James Soloman
Kimberly Goff, Robert Wilson
Greg Appelhof, Ruth Appelhof
Atmosphere
Jacques Azoulay, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
Melissa Parks, Ben Straus, Vivian Louthan
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Christiano
Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborrr-Lee Furness looking at the art exhibition
Hugh Jackman
James Soloman, Bob Colacello, Hala Soloman
Robert Wilson, Vered
Kevin Berlin