Sonia Plumb Dance Company Presents WAVES: SOUND & LIGHT, 4/29
Sonia Plumb Dance Company will present Waves: Sound & Light, a new dance concert that Artistic Director Sonia Plumb describes as an "immersion of tantalizing sights and sounds that asks audiences how they take in sound and light." There will be one evening performance Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 pm. The company will also perform two student matinees on Thursday, April 27th at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. All performances are at the Hoffman Auditorium at the University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford. General admission tickets for the evening performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/USJ alumni, and $15 for students. Tickets for the student matinees are $10 each.
Shining the Light on Autism
SPDC will also host a fundraising event prior to the 4/29 performance to support Active Bodies, Active Brains, a SPDC program that provides dance classes specifically geared for children with autism. Tickets are $50 each/$90 per couple and include a pre-performance reception at 6:00 pm followed by reserved seating at the 7:30 pm concert. All ticket levels are on sale now via at Eventbrite or at soniaplumbdance.org
Repertory includes Random XY, choreographed to David Heath's music inspired by a trip to New York City; Too Close to the Light, inspired by modern dance and theatrical lighting pioneer Loie Fuller; The Moon, a rollicking dance with dancers and shadow puppets based on Grimms' fairy tale of the same name; and The Sun Shines, a dance party set to the music of international composer and Hartford's own Daniel Salazar.
Student Matinees Put the STEAM in STEM
Waves: Sound & Light student matinees were created in tandem with arts integration programming for Hartford Performs. "We teach students the science of sound and light waves by infusing dance into science class curriculum," Ms. Plumb describes. "The April 27th performances are the culmination of their classroom learning and reinforce the concept that the arts and science are integrally entwined." Q&A sessions with the artistic team and dancers follow each matinee.