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Changing Identities: A Moving Memoir Opens at UT June 7

Published: May 15, 2019
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Changing Identities: A Moving Memoir is a one-woman show about the joys, possibilities and fears about making changes in our lives.

UT Dance Professor Emerita Susan Taylor Lennon will perform Changing Identities: A Moving Memoir, a one-woman show about the joys, possibilities and fears about making changes in our lives.

The show will include storytelling and dance, as well as a creative activity that audience members can participate in before and after the performance. Performances will take place at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at 8 p.m. on June 7, 8, 14, and 15, plus a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 8. All performances are free and open to the public.

Taylor Lennon said Changing Identities is told through storytelling and dancing. “I share my experiences with the inevitable ups and downs that come with the major changes in our lives,” she said.

During her long career Lennon has performed with the Tampa Ballet, Whose Move Dance-Theatre-Mime Company, and Susan Taylor & Company. Changing Identities is the fourth in her Moving Memoir series. The series premiered in 2005 with Telling Secrets, which led to her receiving the Mayor of Tampa's Artist of the Year Award.

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A concurrent photography exhibit by Jim Lennon, titled Live On Stage, will feature a wide variety of photographs taken during live performances at local Bay area venues. The exhibit also opens June 7 and runs through July 7. The exhibit also will be open before the performances of Changing Identities. Jim Lennon is an award-winning author and photographer whose work appears regionally and nationally in books and publications.