Fall Improvisation Laboratories

The Improvisation Laboratories are a place devoted to research, inquiry, and exploration into new avenues of movement and thought that expand our awareness and hone our ability to be in the present. The Laboratories offer the transferable skills of listening, problem solving, respecting others and working together. This technique of dance improvisation builds three-dimensional, robust dancers and whole, healthy citizens, able to initiate, respond and engage fully in the studio and in life.

Saturday November 10

9am – 12 noon for all levels. Teacher: Hannah Dennison
1pm – 4pm for practiced improvisors. Teacher: Susan Sgorbati

Cohen Hall 110 in the former Taft School. Parking lot available behind the school. Driveway into lot from So Williams St along the south side of the building.

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For nearly 40 years I have been making stage and site work in Vermont. Lately, I have refined my focus to creating large-scale, site specific projects in locations in the northern 1/3 of the state. These sites are the starting point and my primary partner.

Participating artists

Lida is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist. Since 2006, she has created original solo, duet and group work; merging storytelling, dance and visual art to create captivating and poignant performances that have taken place on and off the stage. Lida has traveled nationally and internationally as a performer and educator working with diverse populations in conventional and unconventional settings. In 2011, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College with a focus on the transformative power of the expressive arts. Lida develops and creates dances that are quirky, provocative, and physically honest. Lida challenges herself and her audiences to participate in dance as an open dialogue. Her art and her choreography are creations which tell stories, ask questions, explore limits, and celebrate beauty in what is awkward, raw, and vulnerable. She is inspired by the human capacity to cope, to imagine and to transform. Her work is informed by wilderness, socioeconomic divides, disabilities, access, the search for place or home, the magical and the quiet details of everyday life. Lida is currently teaching in the dance department at Middlebury College.


The Flynn Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences; and nurtures the creative development of performing artists.


November 10, 2018
9:00 AM–4:00 PM


$30 for one workshop, $50 for two To apply for a scholarship contact the FlynnArts Manager at flynnarts@flynncenter.org or call Sarah Caliendo at 652-4537


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Published September 26, 2018