These are excepts from a full evening length dance/theater performance created and performed by Lida Winfield and Ellen Smith Ahern.
We all have colorful memories of people long gone. We know people we've never met, we envision people we've never seen beyond photographs. We share stories of our dead with our living. This new collaboration from Lida Winfield and Ellen Smith Ahern intricately blends dance and spoken word to celebrate funny, heartfelt, and irreverent stories. Long Gone explores questions of memory, lineage, and identity: How do the dead live on through memory and imagination? To what extent does our understanding of the present depend upon our connection to the past? Can we create performance art about people we've lost that is not about loss itself?
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