Promise 2015


We are so excited to announce the re-staging of our acclaimed full length ballet, “Promise” ! You’ll be able to see Promise on Friday and Saturday, March 20 & 21 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Buy tickets now.

Promise is inspired by the novel “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck and features a cast of over 20 dancers. Choreographed by Winifred Haun in 2009, the work is based on three years of research and development into the women, images and psychological themes found in John Steinbeck’s novel about the Salinas Valley. Promise incorporates aerial straps with modern dance to tell a story of violence and redemption. The work features music by Maki Ishii, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jolie Holland and Kanye West. Learn more about the 2009 premiere of Promise.

As a special treat, choreographer and stilt artist, Kristina Isabelle will open the Friday night performance, and the amazing Leopold Group will open the Saturday night performance.


Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm with Kristina Isabelle
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm with Leopold Group
Tickets: $30, available on-line at

Master Class with Company Dancer and Rehearsal Director, Zada Cheeks
Class will feature a modern dance warm-up, technique and choreography from Promise
Saturday, March 21 at 5:00pm
Fee: $25, includes free ticket to see Promise Buy on-line

All events take place at:
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago
Tickets: $30, available on-line at Group rates available. Call 773-454-9843 or email

Parking is available at the Newberry Plaza, 1030 N. State Street, just around the corner from the Center. You can sometimes find metered parking near the Center. The Ruth Page Theatre is near the Clark & Division stop on the CTA Red Line and also the #36, #22, #70 and #156 bus lines.