Telling Stories in Motion
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
RETN 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 retn.org/storycraft
More with Lida Winfield
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