The Dance of da Vinci 2.0
"...inspired by one of the biggest thinkers in history" - Hartford Courant
July 31 & August 1 @ 7:30pm
August 2 @ 2:30pm and 6:30pm
On the Hillstead Museum West Lawn
Social Distancing Required - See below
Choreography by Sonia Plumb
Original music by Michael Wall
Projections by Bryan Swormstedt
Costumes by Sabrina Notarfrancisco
iL Corpo (the body)
Vitruvian Man Quartet
Vite degli animali (animals)
Fisica, Geometria, e Luoghi Sacri, (physics, geometry and sacred places)
Rituals, Reverence and Confessions
Rifessioni e Profezie
A Bit of History...
Thank you to our sponsor!!
In April 2018, Choreographer Sonia Plumb premiered The Dance of da Vinciat The Bushnell. Feeling unfinished, she spent another two years researching and re-working the choreography. After two trips to London to personally meet with the Curator of Prints and Drawings at Windsor Castle, viewing over 200 of Leonardo's original drawings and two presentations at Upward Hartford, Plumb is now ready to show the world Dance of da Vinci 2.0. Diving even deeper into The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Plumb has created a masterpiece of movement with projections, original music and top-notch dancers. Follow our story on social media as we prepare for the stage. Leonardo — humanist, polymath, artist, inventor, engineer, observer of nature and movement. 500 years after his death and he is still an icon.
Policies for Outside Performances
The health and safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all the precautions listed below.
Guests are advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines and moving around the property.
· Children must stay with adults at all times and a minimum of 6 feet distance must be maintained between all other non-family members.
· Face masks should be worn by all visitors six years of age and above.
· Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at entrances and high contact areas.
· A first aid station will be accessible.
Hill-Stead employees have already pre-marked spaces on the lawn for your group. Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to a pre-marked space on the west lawn by an employee wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We are closely monitoring government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health advancements and will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to our protocols and procedures.
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