next installment of “Promise” to premiere Oct 2008

Winifred Haun & Dancers will present a new duet, “Promise, part 4” as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre on October 11 and 12 at Voice of the City studio. This new duet is a continuation of Ms. Haun’s research and exploration of the themes and women in John Steinbeck’s novel “East of Eden.”

Featuring Company members Lindsey Frattare and Grace Whitworth, “Promise, part 4” is a series of solos telling the stories of the two matriarchs of the East of Eden, Cathy, mother of Cain and Abel, and Liza, John Steinbeck’s grandmother. “Promise, part 4” features the music of Jolie Holland, and George Crumb.

“Promise, part 4” can be seen as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre on Saturday, October 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 12 at 3:00pm at Voice of the City studio, 3429 W. Diversey in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Tickets are $12/general admission, $10/students and seniors. Group rates are available. For reservations dial 773.782.9471.

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new work to premiere at Cheney Mansion April 2008

Winifred Haun will premiere a new quintet as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre at the Cheney Mansion, April 11 thru 13, 2008.

The new work is titled “Children of Cain,” and features a solo for aerialist and dancer, Erika Gilfether. Set to the music of Iannis Xenakis, “Children of Cain” is the third installment in Ms. Haun’s evening length work exploring the women and psychological themes of John Steinbeck’s novel “East of Eden.”

Here’s a link to the Pioneer Press (Oak Leaves) article that nicely describes our upcoming event.

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new work premieres at pleasant home fall 2007

Winifred Haun & Dancers premieres a new work by Winifred Haun as part of Circle in the Square: New Works in Dance Theatre at Oak Park’s Historic Pleasant Home from September 14 thru 16 . The new dance is titled “Promise, part 1” 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.

“Promise, part 1” is the latest installment of a full length work (also called “Promise”) that explores psychological themes from the novel “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck. The full length “Promise” will premiere in the fall of 2009.

This latest installment of “Promise” 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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