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Dance of da Vinci 2.0

A dance that takes flight from the pages of Leonardo da Vinici’s Notebooks.


July 31 & August 1, 2020


1 hour


Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT


 $25 –  $65

This is an archived event.

If you are interested in the performance, you are welcome to explore this page. If you have more questions or would like to collaborate with us, please contact our director.

Adults:    $65
Seniors:    $50
Students:    $25

For group tickets please contact our Executive Director: Andrea Blesso.

  • July 31, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

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If you cannot find the answer to your question, or you would like to contact us for more information, please contact our director Andrea Blesso.

Diving deep into The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, choreographer Sonia Plumb has created a masterpiece of movement with projections, original music and top-notch dancers. Eight dancers propel themselves through space and time in this exciting interpretation of Leonardo’s drawings and writings. Leonardo — humanist, polymath, artist, inventor, engineer, observer of nature and movement. 500 years after his death and he is still an icon.


Il Corpo/The Body – Artists’ Studio, Vitruvian Quartet, Vitruvian ManWoman
“Weight, force and casual impulse, together with resistance, are the four external powers in which all the visible actions of mortals have their being and their end.”

Vite degli animali /Lives of Animals – Dragons, Storks, Elephants, Lemurpa Light
On Elephants: “The huge elephant has by nature what is rarely found in man; that is Honesty, Prudence, Justice, and the Observance of Religion”

Fisica, Geometria, e Luoghi Sacri /Physics, Geometry and Sacred Space –
Rituals, Reverence and Confessions, Clock Gears, War Machines, Arches
“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.”

Lussuria, appetito e morte/Lust and Appetite And Death
“Lust is the cause of generation. Appetite is the support of life. Fear or timidity is the prolongation of life and preservation of its instruments.”

Compilare e Andare Avanti/Compiling and Moving Forward
Dragons Return, Sarcophagus. Taking Flight
“The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.”

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In the News

Dance company brings ‘DaVinci 2.0’ to Hill-Stead
Journal Inquirer, July 31, 2020

Sonia Plumb Dance Presents the World Premiere of THE DANCE OF DA VINCI 2.0 at the Hill-Stead Museum
Broadway World, July 13, 2020

Hill-Stead Museum launches multicultural concert series with theater, music and dance ‘From the Porch’
Hartford Courant, July 06, 2020

Dance of Da Vinci 2.0 premieres at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington
Sonia Plumb Dance Company

West Hartford News, July 22, 2020


Dolly Curtis 
From Connecticut Critics Circle

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.

From Survey

We found it amazing that the music, dancers, choreography were all drawn from Da Vinci’s writings. Though we do not speak Italian it was not necessary. The emotion was so clearly the dance, it was so beautiful to watch. We felt it.

From Survey

This was our first performance attendance of this type and we were pleasantly impressed with both the troupe and the choreography. It was clear from the beginning the caliber of dancers is quite high though we knew nothing about them beforehand. We were increasingly drawn in as it progressed and we came away feeling fulfilled. It was truly a lovely performance, the dance, the music, the outdoor sunset evening, yes.

Creative Team

Sonia Plumb / Choreography and Direction
Michael Wall / Music
Sabrina Notarfrancisco / Costumes
Craig Gehr / Lighting
Bryan Swormstedt / Projections
Chloe Trotta-Smith / Company Manager and Mask Enforcer


Katie Czyr
Katherine Garcia
Stacey Hazen
Evelyn Ifiegbu
Myles Langston
Jessie Levin
Chloe Markewich
Olivia Passarelli
JoJo Rodriguez
Andy Santana

Support and Sponsors

The project is made possible thanks to the support from our friends:

Connecticut Office of the Arts
Greater Hartford Arts Council
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What your support means to us

Making dance requires money and time to pay the dancers, designers (costume, sound, projection), space rental for rehearsals. This all happens BEFORE the dancers set foot on stage to perform – or in these times of COVID behind the camera. Hundreds of creative man/woman hours are logged. Ticket prices, whether live or streaming, never fully cover the cost of creating dance. Please consider donating generously to ensure our dancers and team of creators are paid. We thank you from the bottom of our heart to the tips of our toes!



July 31, 2020
August 1, 2020
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