OAK PARK, IL: Finding the Light: Dance at Pleasant Home & Mills Park
Winifred Haun & Dancers
Winifred Haun & Dancers presents an outdoor, in person, site specific dance event, Finding the Light on May 16. The event will be presented in and around the grounds surrounding Pleasant Home, an historic mansion maintained by the Park District of Oak Park. The event will feature short works by Elysia Banks, Irene Hsiao, Amanda Milligan, Jacinda Ratcliffe, Vernon Gooden, Crystal Gurrola, Quint Lattimore, Summer Smith, and Winifred Haun.
Finding the Light will feature an excerpt from Promise, Ms. Haun’s 2009 acclaimed group work; Lady, a solo for a dancer and a dozen balloons, created and performed by WH&D Assistant Choreographer Amanda Milligan; Disquiet, a solo choreographed by Elysia Banks for Banks Performance Project Company dancer, Natalie Dellutri; and a new solo created and performed by Irene Hsiao.
The entire event will be outdoors. Audience members will be split into groups of 20. Each group will visit five “stations” set up around Pleasant Home and Mills Park (the grounds surrounding Pleasant Home). The event will conclude with a group work presented in the garden in the front of Pleasant Home, with audience members seated in a socially distanced fashion. Audience members and performers will wear masks at all times, and maintain a social distance of 8-10 feet from each other.
The performance is 1 hour. Street parking is available near Pleasant Home.
Summary & Ticket Link:
Sunday, May 16 at 4:00pm
Finding the Light: Dance in the Pleasant Home Garden
Featuring work by: Elysia Banks, Irene Hsiao, Amanda Milligan, Jacinda Ratcliffe, Vernon Gooden, Crystal Gurrola, Quint Lattimore, Summer Smith, and Winifred Haun
Historic Pleasant Home
217 S. Home, Oak Park, IL
Tickets: $29, General admission / $24, Kids 6 to 18
(children 5 and under are complimentary)
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