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Saturday, April 12 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
"Long Gone”

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“Long Gone” intricately blends dance and storytelling to celebrate heartfelt, funny and irreverent memories of those long gone. Weaving movement and spoken word, choreographers Lida Winfield and Ellen Smith Ahern explore how our dead continue to live and evolve through memory and imagination. Passionate about making dance an open dialogue between performers and audiences, Ellen and Lida’s work finds beauty and humor in this challenging topic that connects us all.


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Ellen Smith Ahern

Ellen Smith Ahern grew up dancing in Illinois. At Middlebury College, she studied with Penny Campbell, Amy Chavasse, Andrea Olsen and Peter Schmitz. She has worked with many artists, including Jane Comfort & Company, Kate Elias, Polly Motley, El Circo Contemporaneo, Tiffany Rhynard’s Big APE, David Appel, and her duet partner, Lida Winfield.  Smith Ahern has toured throughout Mexico, Cuba, Qatar, Europe and the US. With grant... Read More →
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Lida Winfield / Dancer, Storyteller

"Dances that tell stories, explore limits, and celebrate beauty." Full Circle Festival is proud to premiere a new intergenerational dance choreographed by Lida Winfield that speaks to the art and heart of aging as well as Long Gone, a collaborative piece with Ellen Ahearn Smith, that uses dance and text to explore memory, identity and the many ways in which the people we’ve lost go on living. | | Lida’s work is interdisciplinary... Read More →



Saturday April 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
FlynnSpace 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT ‎