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Winifred Haun & Dancers presents ‘Finding the Light’ at Pleasant Home Garden, Sat. May 16th
Winifred Haun & Dancers presents ‘Finding the Light’ at Pleasant Home Garden, Sat. May 16th

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Winifred Haun & Dancers presents ‘Finding the Light’ at Pleasant Home Garden, Sat. May 16th

May 16, 2021
Pleasant Home Mansion, Park District, Oak Park, IL

Oak Park, IL — Winifred Haun & Dancers will present 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.

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Sunday, May 16 at 4:00pm
Finding the Light: Dance in the Pleasant Home Garden
 Historic Pleasant Home
217 S. Home, Oak Park, IL
Tickets: $29, General admission / $24, Kids 6 to 18  (children 5 and under are complimentary)

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-the-light-dance-at- pleasant-home-mills-park-tickets-151118644935



Featuring work by: Elysia Banks, Irene Hsiao, Amanda Milligan, Jacinda Ratcliffe, Vernon Gooden, Crystal Gurrola, Quint Lattimore, Summer Smith, and Winifred Haun

Background:
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 successfully navigate the Covid-19 restrictions by developing and presenting creative, high quality, dance programming. For the Spring 2021 Season, the small, but scrappy dance company continues to fulfill it’s mission to provide dance events that illuminate and elevate diverse artists, audiences, and global themes.

More info can be found on the Company’s website: www.winifredhaun.org #####

Really great photos are available upon request.

Winifred Haun & Dancers is supported in part by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Oak Park Area Arts Council,

in partnership with the Villages of Oak Park, Forest Park and River Forest, Wynndalco Corp., Maywood Fine Arts, and over 100 individuals.

The Company is also supported by Wini’s Circle, a group of dedicated donors who support the company’s work with major annual gifts.

Press inquiries:
Winifred Haun wini@winifredhaun.org 
Phone: 773-454-9843

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