Join Lida Winfield, innovative Vermont-based theater artist, dancer and storyteller, for a series of programs and workshops in northern New Hampshire. Lida worked with us this past January and returns this October!  

Lida WinfieldThe White Mountain School Presents Lida Winfield's 

In Search of Air - Growing Up Dyslexic

Location: Great Hall, White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Rd., Bethlehem, NH

Time: Friday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: Free! Available at the door. Recommended for ages 12 & up.

In this multi-faceted presentation based on her experience growing up with a learning disability, the Vermont dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist shares the gifts and heartache that accompanied her struggle to learn to read – which did not occur until her early twenties. This show is a mixture of funny, sad and ironic moments strung together in a creative and captivating format. Lida’s presence on stage expresses her life so clearly that it brings us closer to our own.

Lida Winfield lives in Burlington and performs nationally and internationally. Since 2006, she has been creating 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. She travels the country, addressing issues of education, disability, access and the power of the arts. Since 2007, she has taught teachers how to use dance in the classroom as an instructional tool through the Flynn Center Words Come Alive! program. This past January, Lida visited northern New Hampshire schools and communities as a part of a residency with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. 

The performance is presented as part of Lida’s North Country residency, which has taken Lida to communities and schools throughout the region. The residency is coordinated by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts as part of the NEA Regional Touring Program. For information about the White Mountain School performance, contact Becky Beno at or 603 444 2928 x40.

Long Gone

About Lida: As an interdisciplinary artist based and a community leader in promoting the use of expressive arts as a healing and transformational tool, Lida brings a unique vision to modern and improvisational dance, theater and visual art. She began performing at age 15 as a member of Hannah Dennison’s multi-generational dance theater company, Working Ground, and has performed across the US and in Europe. She teaches dance, theater and storytelling to adults and children in traditional and non-traditional settings, working with diverse populations including urban and rural youth, refugees, professional performers, homeless families, adults with disabilities and elementary and college students. Since 2007, she has taught educators how to use dance and theater in the classroom as an instructional tool for academics through Burlington’s Flynn Center’s Words Come Alive! program.

Questions? Email or call 603-323-7302.

Lida's performance is accessible for those with wheelchairs. 




These programs are part of a North Country residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the NEA Regional Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the state arts agencies of New England, including the NH State Council on the Arts. Sincere thanks also to our local site partners and to the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation for additional operating support.