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October 2011

Fallingwater’s 75th Anniversary Gala Slideshow Overview

On September 17, more than 250 guests enjoyed a spectacular gala in honor of Fallingwater's 75th Anniversary. Dancers from Bodiography Contemporary Ballet performed as living sculptures while guests enjoyed Fallingwater at their leisure during the cocktail reception. Then an illuminated forest provided the backdrop for a gourmet dinner under the stars in a clear tent in the nearby meadow. Honorary Chair Lord Peter Palumbo delivered keynote remarks. Guests returned to the house for dessert and an electronic light and sound show that transformed Fallingwater’s façade, presented by multimedia artists Luftwerk. Cuisine and event planning was provided by Robert Sendall’s All in Good Taste Productions.

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Dancers and a drummer entertained guests upon their arrival at Fallingwater’s 75th Anniversary Gala.

Guests were led from the Visitors' Pavilion to the house by dancers from Bodiography Contemporary Ballet.

Gala attendees enjoyed Fallingwater at their leisure, mingling on the cantilevered terraces over Bear Run.

Dancers entertained while guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Gala attendees explored the house during the daylight hours.

Guests socialized during the dinner hour.

Tom Saunders, CEO and president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, welcomed guests at dinner.

Lynda Waggoner, vice president and director of Fallingwater, spoke about the significance of the anniversary.

Lord Peter Palumbo provided thoughts about the impact of Fallingwater and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Elsie Henderson, one of the authors of The Fallingwater Cookbook, attended the gala.

After dinner, guests returned to the house for dessert and an electronic light and sound show that transformed Fallingwater’s façade.

Multimedia artists Luftwerk presented the show.

As the evening came to a close, the light show encored one last time.




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