“Your nearest exit may be behind you,” is an abstract group work choreographed by Winifred Haun, using images of cycles and waves. Ms. Haun spent nearly six months exploring what 7 bodies can do on various levels while intertwining, contracting, expanding, jumping, curving and lifting. Using 4 chairs and the strengths and talents of Company Dancers, “Your nearest exit…” covers the blank performance space and creates an un-literal world. The result is a work that moves audiences without telling a specific story. And its breathtaking to watch.
Your nearest exit… premiered in early 2016, as part of “First Draft: New Dances by Chicago Area Artists” at the Ruth Page Center. Check out this review by Lauren Warnecke of Art Intercepts.
Here’s video of the entire work: