Winifred Haun & Dancers in "Your nearest exit may be behind you" by Winifred Haun. Photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis, lighting by Julie Ballard

A Mixed Bag at Winifred Haun’s ‘First Draft’

CHICAGO — “You are really going to love this show,” said Winifred Haun onstage at the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts, “especially if you love chairs.” Indeed, chairs or some form thereof¬†were coincidentally a part of all the dances on the program in First Draft, Haun’s two-day engagement featuring new-ish dances from five Chicago companies. Aside from the…

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Winifred Haun & Dancers Brings Work to Confluence of Graham Dancers in Madison (preview)

On the heels of a wildly successful run at Ruth Page Center for the Arts earlier this fall, Winifred Haun is hitting the road for a similar Graham-inspired evening hosted by Kanopy Dance in Madison, WI. Haun’s compelling Don’t Linger Too Long is to be performed alongside a gaggle of works spanning 77 years. All of the dances that make…

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“Vision, Faith & Desire” Honors the Past, Looks Toward the Future (preview)

When I hear the name Martha Graham, two thoughts immediately pop into my mind. My first exposure to modern dance was Graham Technique, and until my third year of college it was really my only exposure. ¬†Hearing that name brings a flood of memories of the sore hip flexors and complete frustration and confusion with a dance form that feels…

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