Promo video of IMAGINARY shot at Bates Dance Festival 2019.
Performed by: Lida Winfield, Joseph Hall, Laurel Jenkins, Maree ReMalia, Ellen Smith Ahern and Matthew Even Taylor
Mixing dance/theater, storytelling, lighting design and original audio scores, Lida Winfield creates IMAGINARY, a quirky, innovative yet socially poignant work that explores perception in relationship to the imagination.
IMAGINARY playfully and directly challenges our expectations and perceptions of ourselves, others and our world. At a time where fearmongering about “the other” is at its peak, exploring our perceptions around identity is critical. Creativity, community and strong voices are deeply needed at this time of division, fear and misinformation. IMAGINARY investigates our real and imagined perceptions of each other and the impact these impressions have. What do we have in common? How are we different from each other? How does imagination contribute to our fears?