Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 11-Adult
Saturday Apr 14, 2018

10:30-noon

Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703

$25

 

 

Winifred Haun, is a veteran choreographer and dancer.  She was a soloist with the critically acclaimed Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre from 1985 to 1991.  Ms. Haun won three Ruth Page Award nominations for Choreography and Performance and in 1999, she won the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Community.  Ms. Haun’s choreography has been commissioned by Chicago Ballet, AMEBA Dance, Irreverence Dance + Theatre, Zephyr Dance, Lonny Joseph Gordon and many other Midwest and national groups. She has taught dance and dance composition at the Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance, Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Beijing National Dance Academy and at numerous festivals and workshops worldwide.  Currently, Ms. teaches modern dance and ballet at Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Deeply Rooted Productions and Legere Dance Center.  In 2008, Ms. Haun was appointed Associate Artist at Voice of the City, a Chicago based multi-arts educational organization, and in 2014, she was selected by the Martha Graham Dance Company to participate in their Lamentation Variation project.

Winifred Haun & Dancers was founded in Chicago in the 1990’s by award winning choreographer and dancer, Winifred Haun. In 2004, the Company re-located to Oak Park.  In the two decades since its founding, the Company has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including features in the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, WTTW-TV (PBS), and WBEZ (NPR) Radio.  The Company has also received Critic’s Choice awards from the Chicago Reader, and TimeOut Chicago, and reviews and articles at Madison.com4dancers.orgRogueBallerina.com, Gaper’s Block and Examiner. In 2000, the Company received the Ruth Page Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Dance in Chicago” for initiating and producing Chicago’s NEXT Dance Festival, which grew to be the midwest’s largest dance festival for the new work of Chicago area artists.  In 2009, the Company was selected to receive the Oak Park Area Arts Council’s prestigious “Best in Class” Award and in 2015, the Company received a prestigious MacArthur Foundation award for their international Connections program.The mission of Winifred Haun & Dancers is to create and produce the dance works of Ms. Haun and other midwest artists and to make those works available to the widest possible audience.  Part of the Company’s artistic vision is to have dance viewed not only in the context of professional presentation, but also at the community level and in non-traditional performance venues.

Do you need a place to stay? University Campus housing is available and within walking distance to Kanopy Studio. Go to: www.visitmadison.com or http://campusareahousing.wisc.edu/ Questions: info@kanopydance.org or 608.255.2211