Winifred Haun & Dancers premieres a new work by Winifred Haun as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre at Oak Parkâ€™s Historic Pleasant Home from September 14 thru 16 . The new dance is titled â€œPromise, part 1â€ and features the work of many local artists.
“Promise, part 1” explores the idea of community and its influence on the violence committed among its members. Over 20 dancers from Oak Park, Berwyn, Forest Park, Lombard, and Elmwood Park will perform in “Promise, part 1.” The original sound score is by Berwyn composer Barry Bennett, who will also perform live. Aerial artists Erika Gilfether and Andrew Adams will also be featured performing on aerial ropes (straps) hanging from a tree.
â€œPromise, part 1â€ is the latest installment of a full length work (also called â€œPromiseâ€) that explores psychological themes from the novel â€œEast of Edenâ€ by John Steinbeck. The full length “Promise” will premiere in the fall of 2009.
This latest installment of â€œPromiseâ€ can be seen as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 16 at 4:30pm at Historic Pleasant Home, 217 S. Home Ave. in Oak Park, IL. Other artists presenting site specific dances as part of Circle in the Square include: Christopher Ellis, Dawn Marie Galtieri, Jill Heyser, and Sarita Smith, a Forest Park resident. Artists from Chicago Ballet and The Space/Movement Project will also present work. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $25/general admission, $20/students and seniors. Group rates are available. For reservations dial 773.782.9471. For more information, click here
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Winifred Haun will premiere a new dance, â€œ3 plus 1â€ as part of the second annual Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre March 23 thru 25 at Glade Memorial Hall in Chicago.
â€œ3 plus 1â€ is a trio danced on and around aerial straps. Set to the music of George Crumb, Ms. Haunâ€™s new work is an abstract dance made especially for Denise Baker, Melissa Bartz and Carolyn Gaffke.
Ms. Haun will also present â€œRemake,â€ a quartet for four women set to the music of Anton Webern. Originally premiered in 1993, â€œRemakeâ€ has been restaged for the dancers of Chicago Ballet.
â€œ3 plus 1â€ and â€œRemakeâ€ can both be seen as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, 2007 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 25 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $15, general admission, and $10, students and seniors. A special Preview will be presented on Saturday, March 3 at 3:00pm. Other artists presenting work on the program are: Christopher Ellis, Jyl Fehrenkamp, Dawn Marie Galtieri, and Jill Heyser. All events will be presented at Glade Memorial Hall, 2640 W. Altgeld, near Fullerton & California in Chicagoâ€™s Logan Square neighborhood. For more, info click here.
Winifred Haun & Dancers will premiere a new dance October 20 thru 22 at Historic Pleasant Home in Oak Park as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre. The new solo, â€œInterimâ€ is choreographed and danced by Winifred Haun.
â€œInterimâ€ has been created especially for the tandem sitting room adjacent to the dining room at Pleasant Home. The sitting room creates a small procensium style space that Ms. Haun will perform in. â€œInterimâ€ is performed to the music of George Crumb.
Winifred Haun will also dance in Dawn Marie Galtieriâ€™s â€œWoman With(out) Child.â€
â€œWoman With(out) Childâ€ is a solo dance that explores pregnancy loss. Ms. Galtieriâ€™s dance has been re-staged for the library at Pleasant Home and features an original sound design by Clarence Fraher.
â€œInterimâ€ and â€œWoman With(out) Childâ€ can be seen as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2006 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 22 at 3:00pm at Pleasant Home mansion, 217 S. Home Ave. in Oak Park, IL. Tickets are $20/general admission, $15/students and seniors. Group rates are available. For reservations dial 773.782.9471. More info.
Circle in the Square will also feature the new works of other artists, including Paul Abrahamson, Christopher Ellis, Michael Sherman, Lucy Vurusic-Riner and Niki Wallace.