…because we are all Better When We’re Dancing!
Join Darlene Zoller, co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park, outside on the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington as she leads us through a socially-distanced dance party as part of the From The Porch – A Performing Arts Series.
Casual dancing/warm-ups will be followed by dancer/non-dancer choreography taught to the song “Before I Let Go.” It is guaranteed fun for dancers of any skill level. Suggested for ages tweens and up.
Rain date: Thursday, September 17.
Bring a water bottle, sweat towel, and a chair or blanket if you want to sit. Picnics and beverages are welcome.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Dancing begins
Darlene Zoller is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed Nunsense, Chicago (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World,) Pinkalicious, Elephant and Piggie, Swinging on a Star, That Holiday Feeling, and Say Things Funny. She choreographed; The Scottsboro Boys, In the Heights, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Hair, Passing Strange, among others. She is the founder, director, and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its seventeenth year. She was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for I’d Rather Be Dancing, CT Critics Circle nominee for Best Choreographer for Hair, Rockin’ the Foresti, and In the Heights. She is Mama D of Mama D’s Outrageous Romp, a grown-ups only music, dance, and comedy event-exclusive to the Playhouse. Darlene is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School where she directed and choreographed Chicago and choreographed On the Twentieth Century, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Smile, Curtains, and Nunsense. She also teaches dance classes for adults at The 224 ECOSpace and is an instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon.
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Please consider joining us as a sponsor of this series and be a part of this shared endeavor to bring the arts to the community. You will provide a much-needed boost to Connecticut’s incomparable cultural organizations and art providers. Every sponsor will be recognized all season long on Hill-Stead’s web and email promotion and onsite signage. See the Sponsorship Registration Form