Dancer/story-tellers Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield perform "Long Gone"

dancer Ellen Smith AhernLong Gone is a provocative and creative look at the memories of people who are no longer with us. This interdisciplinary performance includes dance and storytelling, raising issues of identity, lineage, culture, human connection and healing. "I want dance to engage us with physical immediacy and detail while offering glimpses of a more expansive world, a world with its own humor, history, and future," said Ellen Smith Ahern, who has shown her work at Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church (NYC), the Flynn Performing Arts Center and FlynnSpace, The Ionion Center of Kefalonia and The Rococo Theatre in Prague. There will be a post-performance discussion.

Workshops Tuesday, Feb. 5:

Classroom workshop 1: Embedding narrative into interdisciplinary curriculum 
Saint Edmunds Hall, Farrell Room (#315) (hosted by Education Department).

Interactive session: Long Gone: Creating narrative, exploring identity, and uncovering history from those no longer with us. 
Saint Edmunds Hall, Farrell Room (#315).

Classroom Workshop 2: Building character and describing place through dance and storytelling
1:15- 4:30  (Hosted by Fine Arts)
Tarrant Recreation Center, Dance Studio

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