Vermont-based performance artist, Lida Winfield, presents her extraordinary solo, In Search of Air, a poignant and hilarious chronicle of growing up dyslexic. Through a seamless blend of text and movement, Lida shares the gifts and heartache that accompanied her struggle to learn to read – which did not occur until her early twenties. This riveting work has earned accolades across the country. Joining the program are choreographer Betsy Miller (Salem, MA) and Matthew Cumbie (Washington D.C.) in their whimsical new duet, The (still perfectly fine) Adventures of Unicorn Hair + Dragon Heartstring. Quirky and hilarious, the work challenges our assumptions of post-modern dance with heart, humor, and play. Setting the stage for an exciting season, this opener will intrigue and entertain!
A talk back with the artists follow the concerts.
“Lida Winfield’s In Search of Air is one of those rare works of art…that resonates toward other lives, predicaments, challenges and accomplishments. Lida Winfield is a brilliant performer…!”
— Rick Benjamin, Brown University