Christal Brown and Lida Winfield: Same but Different
Same but Different is a collaborative duet between Middlebury dance faculty Christal Brown and Lida Winfield, exploring their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age, and gender. 42 years young and recently orphaned, Lida grew up in the North, Christal grew up in the South, both of them grew up inhabiting small towns. Lida is white, Christal is black. As children, Christal was considered a genius and Lida was labeled dumb. At this point in their lives, Lida and Christal have both lived the rigors of being artists, professors, educators, and survivors of life. Same but Different will feature a Q & A with the artists following the broadcast, and the program will remain available to watch on demand for one week (through 04/09/2021). Preregister for free below, or visit our Digital Stages starting Friday, April 2 at 7:30 PM. Same but Different was produced by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, with support from the National Performance Network and the Middlebury Performing Arts Series.