Megan Leary and Margot Paul of Berlin will be performing in CONNetic Dance’s contemporary steampunk version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the summer solstice on June 23 at the Aetna Theater in the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Performances are at 2pm and 8pm. This event is sponsored by CTNow.com.
Leary will play the role of one of Fairy King Oberon’s fairies. Paul will play the role of one of Fairy Queen Titania’s fairies. Many West Hartford children and student from Ballet Theatre Company also appear in this production.
CONNetic Dance, Hartford area’s premiere contemporary dance company, brings their unique vision and choreography to Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With steampunk set design by artist Geoff Houghton and elaborate steampunk costumes and accessories-this production is sure to bring the fantastical wonder of Shakespeare’s fairyland to life in an incredibly original way!
Steampunk is a genre growing in popularity which incorporates elements of fantasy and science fiction with innovations based on a Victorian-era perspective of fashion, culture, and art. Think of the fictional machines from works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. It’s a perfect concept fit for “Midsummer Night’s Dream” which plays with the contrast of society, the mechanicals, and fantasy land of fairies. Featuring a giant blimp floating overhead on stage and a swing as part of the original choreography by Director Carolyn Paine this is not a show you will want to miss, especially because it is being performed on the summer solstice Midsummer Night! So come support the arts and celebrate the longest day of the year with CONNetic Dance with a truly captivating performance.
Submitted by Michele Fischer-Paul