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The Pearl


Premiere: May 10-14, 2022; Columns Dance and Wellness Centre, Hartford, CT

Through a poetic interweaving of projected photography and choreography, seven women share the struggles they each endure between their conditioned selves and their true nature. The Pearl is designed to provoke poignant, honest dialogue by intimately confronting the destructive nature of commercially propagated norms. The dancers embody diversity in their cultures, genres, ages and ethnicities, dancing with their digitally projected selves in an intimate setting.

The Pearl can be streamed via Vimeo on Demand. All proceeds go towards our digital programming.

Length: 50 minutes
# of Dancers: 6

Staff and Artistic Team

Sonia Plumb / Director
Rob Goldman / Photographer
Justin Kahler / Digital Projections
Craig Gehr / Lighting Design
Chloe Trotta-Smith / Stage Manager
Brandon Gregoire / Social Media and Community Engagement
Terry Hyde / Wellness Consultant

Education Partners

Jeff Partridge / Capital Community College

Cast and Music

Colby Connelly / ABBA
Chaynne McNeil / Kronos Quartet and Prince Royce
Alisa Nipp / Kronos Quartet
Erin Raymond / Bach and Eric Whitacre
Claire Sickenger / Sigur Ros
Joni Weisfeld / Dave Brubeck


Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation 



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