Chicago-based Winifred Haun & Dancers will return to in-person theater events and live programming for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The company will be presented at the Pritzker Pavilion, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Unity Temple and more.
Dance for Life’s 30th anniversary program will present an excerpt of Winifred Haun’s award-winning 2021 dance film, Press on, regardless. Press on, regardless can be seen on August 26, at the Pritzker Pavillion. The film will be shown at the opening of this beloved, annual event. Admission is free.
Winifred Haun & Dancers will premiere a new group work on October 1 and 2 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. The work, When day comes, is choreographed by Haun and will feature an original sound design. Other dances on the program will include Your nearest exit may be behind you, Bento, Finding the Light and others. Banks Performance Project will also show a work on the program. This engagement will also include a masterclass and a post-performance VIP event. Full programming and event details will be released in late August.
The company will host a fall Wine with Wini event on Zoom, featuring an inside look at the making of When day comes on Friday, October 22 at 6pm. Wine with Wini events are popular with dance audiences, and they explore the ideas and motivations behind the company’s works. Wine with Wini events are free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
On February 26, 2022, at 5:30pm and 8pm, the company returns to Unity Temple for a new staging of the acclaimed 2020 work, Light in Winter. Light in Winter features live music performed by Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra Project.
Spring 2022 events will include the annual Spring Open Rehearsal in March, and a shared concert at Hamilton Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, with Banks Performance Project in May. Details about Winifred Haun & Dancers’ spring 2022 season will be released in January.
As an artist-led dance organization that focuses on the creation of original, innovative dance works, both in and for local, national and international communities, Winifred Haun & Dancers continues to produce new dance works, in, for and about its communities.
More information can be found on Winifred Haun & Dancers’ website at www.winifredhaun.org.