What is Sonia Plumb Dance?
We are a non-profit arts institution, staffed by highly trained, professional, sizzling dancers. We create inspiring and often thought provoking works of art, perform, teach dance classes, provide arts-integration programs for students in public and private schools, and offer community outreach programs to further the knowledge of modern dance locally, nationally and on the horizon - internationally.
Is "modern dance" " interpretative dance?"
All art is interpretative. Whether listening to Bach's Cello Suite in G major, or the words of Shakespeare, or looking at the paintings of Monet, we, as an audience member, viewer, listener , must "interpret" what we see and hear. Our knowledge of the art form's language helps us to individually interpret what we experience, emotionally and/or intellectually.
Where is your studio?
Currently we rehearse and hold classes in dance studios at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and at the 224EcoSpace, both in Hartford. Our seasonal performances are held at the Bushnell and the University of Saint Joseph. We also tour to schools and other venues throughout greater Hartford and New England. Our next stop is beyond New England, and then, of course, beyond our national borders.
Are you a competitive dance studio?
No, we are artists and dancers. We teach, perform, create, work hard, sweat and have fun. If we compete, it is only with inner self to improve or skills. We have been affectionately called "nerd jocks."
What can I expect to see at a performance?
You can expect to see precision, grace, beautiful lines, technique, men lifting women, women lifting men, multiple turns, grand jumps, colored lights, live and/or original music, duets that make you cry and fast-paced dancing that makes your heart race and want to be on stage with us. Oh, and if you saw The Odyssey, you would have seen one of the dancers play the Cows of Helios. She was very good.