Christal Brown


THE MIDDLEBURY PERFORMING Arts Series presents Christal Brown and Lida Winfield in “Same But Different” in a free broadcast on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. Photo / Jonathan Hsu
The Middlebury Performing Arts Series proudly presents “Same But Different” on April 2 in a free, virtual broadcast. This collaborative dance-theatre duet between Middlebury dance faculty Christal Brown and Lida Winfield explores the two women’s similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age, and gender. Middlebury’s virtual broadcast will premiere on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a live Q&A with the artists. The event will remain available online for a week to enjoy. This event is free and open to everyone. The performance can be accessed via the Mahaney...

CHRISTAL BROWN, LEFT, and Lida Winfield, both professors of dance at Middlebury College, have collaborated to create “Same But Different,” which will premiere online this Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at flynnvt.org. Photo / JHsu Media
Over the past year, we’ve seen artists — time and again — pivoting to find new and different ways to continue communicating through art. Yes, it’s awesome, but it isn’t revolutionary. “Artists are, and have been, the model for entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Middlebury College Associate Professor of Dance Christal Brown, who is prepping to launch a new dance performance with Lida Winfield (also an Associate Professor of Dance at Middlebury) this weekend. The duo will present “Same But Different” as a pre-taped show, premiering Jan. 30 and running through Feb. 6 through the Flynn’s...

'QUEEN MOTHER,' BY Will Kasso
Looking for an artist in Vermont? Easy, check any home studio, any shared collaborative space, look on the stages, and in the workshops and sheds that cluster in the “artsy areas” of Vermont towns, or out behind some bucolic farmhouse. They’re there — the violinmakers, dancers, painters, musicians, potters, thespians, glass blowers, metal workers… they’re everywhere. But when you stop to try and identify who a Vermont artist is, suddenly the task isn’t so easy. The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier is attempting to shed a little light on who artists in Vermont are these...

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