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Looking Deeper:

Looking Deeper: A Contemporary Dance Intensive for Advanced Improvisors Co-presented by Middlebury College's Dance Department

  • Proficient Improvisors (college students encouraged) • Sunday, March 18 • 12-4 pm • Instructor: Lida Winfield

    $40 or $70 to pair with Saturday's Improvisation Laboratory for a full weekend of training.

  • Mahaney Center for the Arts - studio 110, Middlebury College Map It

  • Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. To request discount for taking both, a scholarship, or payment plan, please email the FlynnArts Manager or call 802-652-4537.

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These intensives support and strengthen improvisation technique tools - both in performance and creation - for the community of advanced improvisers/contemporary dance-makers.

The March 18th Looking Deeper will help advanced improvisational dancers deepen their knowledge of personal movement patterns and develop and refine their individual creative expression. Class includes warm-ups that increase awareness of anatomical systems, followed by structured improvisations and movement studies. Allow your creative impulses and ideas the freedom to take an initial form then rework, refine, explore and explode them in order to create dances in the moment with the help of your fellow movers. MAKE IT A WEEKEND: Improvisation Laboratories, Saturday, March 17

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LIDA WINFIELD (March 18) 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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