Duos & Trios returns to the beautiful grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum with an intimate evening of dance favorites from the Sonia Plumb Dance Company repertory plus a sneak peak from Plumb’s newest project, Penelope’s Odyssey. Included in the program are Too Close to the Light, inspired by the work of Loie Fuller, a pioneer in theatrical stage lighting and dance (pictured); Displaced, an excerpt from Water Wars, tells the story of a couple displaced from their home due to environmental upheaval (featuring original music by local composer Cory Gabel); and Vitruvian Man/Woman and Elephants from The Dance of da Vinci 2.0.
Rain date: September 27
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic including beverages.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
In-person tickets | $30
Tickets are available at soniaplumbdance.org
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Questions? Contact Jennifer Mooney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sonia Plumb attributes her artistic style to a morphing of ideas with dance, constantly seeking to observe, learn, question, and collaborate. Her choreographic studies led her to multiple intensives with Mark Morris, Pilobolus and Susan Marshall. Early on her work was presented in dance festivals such as New Dance/New Haven, A New Generation of Dance/SUNY Purchase, New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and Hartford’s Dance Services Network.
In addition to her role with the Company, Sonia Plumb has served as the first Artist-in-Residence at the University of St. Joseph and teaches at the award-winning CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School.
Sonia is a three-time recipient of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Artistic Excellence. She received a National Artist Teaching Fellowship (2013), and was one of only nine artists nationwide to receive the Community Legacy Project award for her Arts Integration programs (2015). Born and raised in Vermont, she migrated to Hartford to attend Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where she received a B.A. in Theater and Dance.
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 for more information.