photo courtesy of lida winfield

photo courtesy of lida winfield

Lida Winfield

In Search of Air:
Growing Up Dyslexic

Thursday July 19th 7:00 pm
Saturday July 21st 7:00 pm
Location: The Yard Nanon Theater

$25 Adult
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

In this one hour dance/theater performance based on her experience growing up with a learning disability, 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. Mixing vignettes woven in a creative and captivating format, the show and companion workshops are a platform to engage a wide variety of populations to experience disability, access and the value of the arts.


Lida Winfield is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist and educator. She creates original work; merging storytelling, dance and visual art.  She considers her artistic practice inextricably linked to her role as an educator and is dedicated to using the performing arts to move herself and others forward intellectually, developmentally, socially and spiritually.   Lida has taught and performed in a variety of places such as; Roger Williams University, Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Mexico, National Dance Association Conference, Skidmore College, and the Bates Dance Festival. In 2011, she toured original duet work with Ellen Smith Ahern and intermedia dance company Double Vision across Europe. Lida studied at The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam the Netherlands and in 2011 earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, VT with a focus on the transformative power of the expressive arts. In 2016 she was honored with the Rebecca Blunk Fund Award though NEFA and in 2017 she received a National Performance Network Grant for the commissioning of her new work, IMAGAINRY. Lida is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Dance Program at Middlebury College.