In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic

In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic: a dance/theater performance by Lida Winfield

lida-performance-web-version-2-jpegFriday October 10th, 3:30, Morgan Room (Aiken Hall), Champlain College

The event is free and open to all (though seating is limited). Immediately following the performance Lida will lead a dance/movement workshop (also free, no registration required).

Please let students (and others) know about this fantastic opportunity.

Lida Winfield will be teaching Dance As Expression (ART-181) next term and the workshop will be a great chance for interested students to get a window into her approach.

In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic

In this dance/theater performance based on her experience growing up with a learning disability, Vermont dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist Lida Winfield shares the gifts and heartache that accompanied her struggle to learn to read — which did not occur until her early twenties. Funny, sad and ironic moments, all true, are woven into a captivating tapestry that inspires hope, perseverance, and understanding in audiences of all ages. Lida’s charismatic presence on stage expresses one young woman’s story so clearly that it brings us closer to the struggles and triumphs in our own lives.

“…In middle school there were more of us — a lot more of us. Every child with a behavioral, social, physical, or learning disability was tucked in the same room; there was not enough money, time or energy to actually teach us in the ways we needed. So we were just separate.”

Followed by the performance will be a short hands-on workshop:

Stomping Stories: for Dancers, Storytellers, Poets and Performing Artists at Heart
Using improvisation, Lida will lead the group to explore different ways of creating stories and movement. We all have many stories that contribute to how we see ourselves and how we operate in the world. Very rarely, however, do we have the opportunity to tell our stories and really be heard, and in that same light we rarely have the opportunity to fully witness each other’s stories. By sharing our stories through movement and spoken word participants are building bridges between each other and contributing to the growth of community. Creativity and an open mind is all that is needed to enjoy this workshop; all sizes and abilities welcome.

This event is sponsored by CREM (Creative Media BFA).

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