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April 21, 2016

Lida Winfield by Christine Alicino: ‘Tales of a Different Beauty.’How does movement tell a story?

As media makers, we often focus on the written word first, and then the visual environment. How would a story look differently if we started with our own bodies as language? 

Our May StoryCraft conversation is with Lida Winfield, performer, choreographer, and educator. We’ll be talking with her about the art, work, and practice of telling stories through movement and performance. 

This spring, we were fortunate to see Winfield perform her solo show, “In Search of Air,” a powerful kinetic journey through her experience growing up with dyslexia. Her strong clear voice rose and fell as she jumped, rolled, and flowed across the stage. Her large movements were interjected with small motions that were familiar, yet made into a new language through repetition and emphasis. Her story was moving and triumphant. 

Register now to be part of the conversation. 



Stories in Motion: A Conversation on the Art, Work, and Practice of Performing 

Lida Winfield
HOSTED BY: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Doors open 5:30 | Conversation begins 6 p.m.

REGISTER    Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can. | LIMITED SEATING. Register now! 

lida winfield bio photoLida Winfield is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist who has performed nationally and internationally. She has created original solo, duet and group work, merging storytelling, dance and visual art to create captivating and poignant performances that invariably cause audiences to laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneously. Since 2007, Lida has taught educators how to use dance in the classroom as an instructional tool through Burlington Vermont’s Flynn Center Words Come Alive. In 2011, Lida earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.




Flynn Center logoThe Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is Vermont's premier home for diverse performing arts programming and education, collaborating with artists, organizations, schools and the community to encourage the creation, appreciation, and understanding of the arts. We seek to nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and bring people together for powerful shared experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas.





StoryCraft ConversationsRETN is partnering with local media, literary, and arts organizations to bring insightful conversation and practical resources together, in six monthly events February - July. Listen and participate in talks with Vermont story makers, facilitated by Gin Ferrara of Spindle & Widget. Get inspired to tell your own story at our July event: a Pecha Kucha presentation! Each conversation is recommended for ages 12 and up. All events will be held at the new Media Factory, RETN and VCAM's event, studio and classroom space at 208 Flynn Avenue. Find out more at