The Dance of da Vinci 2.0

"...inspired by one of the biggest thinkers in history" - Hartford Courant

it was professional dancers interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci writings and drawings...with sky and summer sounds ..wonderful movements. And choreography...what athletes. costumes divine. i give it A plus. – Dolly Curtis,

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Dance of da Vinci 2.0 premiered at the Hill-Stead Museum on July 31, 2020 in the middle of the COVID pandemic. Safety protocols were followed for and by the dancers and audience. 

Choreography by Sonia Plumb

Original music by Michael Wall

Projections by Bryan Swormstedt

Costumes by Sabrina Notarfrancisco

iL Corpo (the body)

Artists' Studio

Vitruvian Man Quartet

Artist's Dilemma

Vite degli animali (animals)




Lemurpa Light

Fisica, Geometria, e Luoghi Sacri, (physics, geometry and sacred places)

Rituals, Reverence and Confessions

Clock Gears

War Machines


Rifessioni e Profezie




Vitruvian Man/Woman


Dragons Return


Taking Flight

A Bit of History...


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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.

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