Blackout Tuesday

Dear Fan of WH&D,

Like you, we are horrified by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald, Philando Castile, Michael Brown, and too many others, by our nation’s police officers. We are also devastated by the unfair impact that Covid-19 has had on black and brown people.  

Today is Blackout Tuesday, a day when arts organizations are protesting injustice. We strongly support this protest, so all of our activities are cancelled today, and our social media will be silent.

Systemic racism is real and it shows up in every sector of our society.  Even in the arts.  We practice and encourage diversity in the dance field, and we encourage you to support these awesome Chicago dance companies led by women of color:

Muntu Dance Theatre
Banks Performance Project
South Chicago Dance Theatre
Desueno Dance

May we form a more just and equitable world together,
Winifred Haun & Dancers

PS Tuesday, June 2’s Beginning Modern Dance class is postponed till tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3 at 6pm.

We Are doing Fine

Iris Parke in “We Are Doing Fine” by Winifred Haun

We Are Doing Fine is a new dance film created by Winifred Haun. Its about (you guessed it…) the Covid Quarantine, and how we are all coping (or not…). It make you laugh, cry and feel hopeful, all in under 4 minutes. You can watch it on YouTube.

It features original music by Barry Bennett and an essay by Crooked Media’s Sarah Lazarus. Ann Filmer reads the essay and Iris Parke is the solo dancer.

Check out it: