Hartford Courant (Sunday)

Da Vinci

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nell, but I just ran out of time.”

“Dance of Da Vinci” now consists of five main sections, each of which has three or four separate segments: 19 dances in all. The score includes original music by Michael Wall as well as some songs from the Renaissanc­e era.

Only one of the dancers from The Bushnell rendition, Richard Pye, will appear in “2.0.” Among the other returning talents: lighting designer Michael Chybowski, projection­s designer Bryan Swormstedt, costume designer Sabrina Notarfranc­isco and live singing by Suzanne

Gates and the Hartford City Singers.

Plumb has brought sections of the dance to a number of different dance showcases since The Bushnell performanc­es, including to the “5x5” series at the University of St. Joseph.

The full new version was first scheduled to be done in November, but got postponed at the last minute so Plumb could work on it some more.

“A big piece of being in dance is, when dealing with big projects like this, they need to be workshoppe­d. You need to get feedback. I learned that the audience wanted to know more about the background of the dance. The more you know, it means more. So I did presentati­ons with

Sean Cocco, a Renaissanc­e expert from Trinity. I brought in a mathematic­ian, an artist. Then I really wanted to share it again.

“This is not just about Da Vinci’s artwork. It’s about everything.”

 ?? THOMAS GIROIR ?? be performed March 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the 224EcoSpac­e, 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Tickets are $45 and $60. There are discounted tickets for seniors ($25), students ($15) and college students ($5) if purchased before March 20. 860-508-9082, soniaplumb­dance.org.
Christophe­r Arnott can be reached at carnott @courant.com.
Sonia Plumb’s “Dance of Da Vinci 2.0” continues the choreograp­her’s exploratio­n of the famed inventor’s notebooks and creative concepts.
THOMAS GIROIR be performed March 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the 224EcoSpac­e, 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Tickets are $45 and $60. There are discounted tickets for seniors ($25), students ($15) and college students ($5) if purchased before March 20. 860-508-9082, soniaplumb­dance.org. Christophe­r Arnott can be reached at carnott @courant.com. Sonia Plumb’s “Dance of Da Vinci 2.0” continues the choreograp­her’s exploratio­n of the famed inventor’s notebooks and creative concepts.

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