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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.”