CONNetic Dance, Hartford'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!