Breaking Ice

We are super excited about being a collaborative partner in this project!

Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm
Friday, October 17 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 18 at 7:00pm

Link’s Hall
3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago

Tickets: $25 general admission / $20 students & seniors
Buy on-line or at the door


Travel info: The new Links Hall is located on the east side of Western, below the Western Ave. bridge, just south of Belmont. The Western Ave. #49 bus and Belmont Ave. #77 bus stop near Link’s.

Parking is free during performances at the lot located on the southwest corner of Belmont and Western attached to the BULAW WELDING building. The driveway entrance is between Belmont and Fletcher off the curb lane driving south on Western (if you are on the Western bridge itself you have flown over both the parking lot and Constellation | Links Hall). Links Hall is across the street from the parking lot.

Get more location info, here.

The whole show is about 90 minutes, including intermission.

Program details:
Breaking Ice explores themes of water, ice, our rising oceans, and the fragility of nature. Other collaborative artists in this project include: Video Artist Jessica Segall, Choreographer/Dancer Matthew McMunn, and University of Chicago Physicists Ivo Peters and Qin Xu.

Winifred Haun was invited by Fused Muse Ensemble’s Artistic Director, Sophie Webber, to choreograph two works, one to Vivaldi’s “Winter” (Four Seasons) and another to Osvaldo Golijov’s “How Slow the Wind.” The dance to Vivaldi, “Cold Air,” will be performed by six dancers from Winifred Haun & Dancers and violinist, Dawn Gingrich. Cold Air is a swirling, driving evocation of the complexities of our coldest season. The Golijov work, “Is it too late to touch you, dear?,” will feature opera singer, Henriet Fourie, performing and dancing with the dancers of Winifred Haun & Dancers. Fused Muse will also play live music for both works.

All proceeds from ticket sales for this event will benefit the Awassa Children’s Orphanage of Ethiopia, which has an environmental mission to plant trees, dig fresh water wells, and is powered entirely through solar panels.