Trashed is our newest ensemble work, created in collaboration with Australia’s Emma Serjeant Performance. Choreographed by Ms. Serjeant and Ms. Haun, Trashed is a completely new movement tour-de-force that combines Modern Dance with Contemporary Circus to tell the story of how humans have to come to clutter their lives with too much stuff, too many people and too many “things to do,” and how all that clutter keeps us from each other.


Trashed, the premiere
Saturday, March 18 at 5:30pm
Saturday, March 18 at 8:30pm
Sunday, March 19 at 4:30pm
Aloft Circus Arts, 3324 N. Wrightwood in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Tickets are $30/general admission and can be purchased on line here
Aloft Circus Arts is located near the Logan Square stop on the Blue Line. Street parking is available.

The development of Trashed began with Phase 1, in Melbourne in mid-September 2016. Five artists from Winifred Haun & Dancers and three artists from Emma Serjeant Performance, spent 2 weeks at Australia’s premier circus organization, Circus Oz, finding ways to combine two completely different art forms. The results were amazing.

Phase 2 will be from March 6 to March 16 in Chicago. Three circus artists from Emma Serjeant Performance will join dance artists from Winifred Haun & Dancers to continue the physical, mental and creative process of finishing Trased. We expect the final result to be absolutely stunning. Trashed will premiere March 18 & 19 at Aloft Circus Arts. Tickets go on sale soon!

Trashed is made possible by a major grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and members of Wini’s Circle.

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Here’s some more photos and video (to tide you over till the premiere):




Trashed – Creative Development phase 1 from Emma Serjeant on Vimeo.