The Bell Witch (2008)

The Bell Witch (2008)

THE BELL WITCH, created by choreographer Ann Marie DeAngelo, had its world premiere on the Nashville Ballet on October 17, 2003, and the one-act story ballet brought the audience to its feet.  

The BELL WITCH, a ghost story, is the most documented supernatural phenomenon in American history. First cited in the early 1800's, the ghost terrorized the family of John Bell, subsequently causing his death. Many accounts of her visitations, pranks and preachings, have been recorded, including one by General Andrew Jackson just before his presidency.

THE BELL WITCH was performed to original music and songs written by Conni Ellisor, resident composer of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. There were special 3-D scenic design effects created by Gerald Marks, and costumes designed by Emmy Award winner Charles Schoonmacher. The BELL WITCH was nominated for the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award in 2004, and a segment o fit was performed at the Bolshoi Theater, in Moscow. 

"Benois de la Danse" nomination 2004

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Josh takes Betsy to her dads funeral
John Bell feels the Bell With is near
John Bell Anxiety solo
Anxiety Solo
Betsy Bell and Josh - Picnic scene
Betsy Bell and Josh - Picnic scene
Betsy and Josh before Bell Witch torments them
After Bell Witch slaps Betsy (screaming)
Barn Dance - Bell Family as an Air Band
John Bell kicks off Ho Down
Ho Down
Ho Down
Ho Down
End Ho Down
Bell Witch solo
Bell Witch solo
Bell Witch and John Bell Pas de Deus
Bell Witch and John Bell
John Bell dying Pas
Bell Witch and John Bell dying dance
Betsy Bell and John Bell
The End of the Ballet with Bell Witch and John Bell
The BELL WITCH, 2003
The BELL WITCH, 2003
The BELL WITCH, 2003
The BELL WITCH, 2003
The BELL WITCH, 2003
The BELL WITCH, 3D
The BELL WITCH, 3D
The BELL WITCH, 3D
The BELL WITCH, 3D
Backstage with Cynthia Gregory
Ann Marie with dancer Adam Hundt
Ann Marie with Cynthia Gregory and dancer Jodie Gates
All the Benois de la Danse Award nominees in a bow on stage