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Interdisciplinary Performance

Interdisciplinary Performance Making

  • Open to Artists in any genre! • Fri-Sun, Oct 28-30 • Fri: 6-9 pm; Sat: 3-6 pm; Sun: 10 am-1 pm • Instructor: Lida Winfield • $95/weekend

  • Flynn Studios

  • Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. For payment plan & scholarship options, contact the FlynnArts Coordinator at 802-652-4537 or email

  • Limit: 18

Calling all poets, spoken word artists, singers, musicians, dancers, storytellers! How do we harness our diverse art-making toward a socially conscious bigger purpose? Find out by working together to share, inspire, create, and collaborate in this unique, interdisciplinary intensive weekend with fellow artists. Using improvisation in a variety of structured solo and group formats, we explore different ways of creating, ultimately devising a powerful interdisciplinary performance piece that speaks our collective and individual truths. In a supportive environment we examine how objects, exercises and collaboration impact how we see ourselves, each other and our work. Informal showing of the piece created over the weekend will take place on our final day.

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LIDA WINFIELD is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist who has performed nationally and internationally. Since 2006, 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 2010, Lida began collaborating with Ellen Smith Ahern in making duet work that mixes dance and spoken word. They toured across twelve cities in Europe for six weeks with Double Visions showing original duet work as well as being part of Double Visions installation work. As a Performer and Teaching Artist, Lida travels the country as a Keynote Performer/Presenter addressing issues of education, disability, access and the power of the arts. Her work reaches diverse populations, youth at risk, refugees, homeless families, adults with physical and mental disabilities, college students, rural and urban youth, professional artists and educators. In 2011, Lida earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. For more information, visit

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
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