TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE
Winifred Haun & Dancers, Kanopy Dance Company
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE
Five Chicago-based artists/companies have been selected to participate in TRADE ROUTES, a festival of artistic exchange. Each local artist has selected an out of town partner they would like to host in Chicago and split a bill with during our festival, and each exchange project is given a travel stipend so that the Chicago artist can finance touring to their partnering artist’s hometown.
Winifred Haun & Dancers
Winifred Haun & Dancers was founded in Chicago in the 1990’s by award winning choreographer and dancer, Winifred Haun. In 2001, the Company went on hiatus for several years while Ms. Haun raised her young children. The Company re-located to Oak Park in 2006. 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 NewCity.com, Madison.com, 4dancers.org, RogueBallerina.com, and others.
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 2014, the Company was chosen to present Vision, Faith & Desire: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham at the Pritzker Pavilion and at Pleasant Home. In 2015, the Company received an award from the MacArthur Foundation for an international artistic collaboration, “Trashed.”
WINIFRED HAUN has been choreographer and artistic director of her own modern dance company since 1991. From 1985 to 1991, she was a soloist with the critically acclaimed Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, under the direction of Randy Duncan. Wini won three Ruth Page Award nominations and in 2000, she won the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Community. Her work has been seen at many prestigious venues throughout Chicago, the midwest, Texas and Colorado, including: Athenaeum Theater, Ruth Page Center, Link’s Hall, Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium, Overture Center (Madison, WI), Epic Center (Kalamazoo, MI), St. Mary’s College (IN), Montrose (CO) Pavillion and in many non-traditional spaces, such as Historic Pleasant Home and Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. Wini’s choreography has been commissioned by Chicago Ballet, Aerial Dance Chicago, MOMENTA, Oak Park’s Handel Week and many other Midwest and national groups. She has taught modern dance and dance composition at the Joffrey Ballet, Beijing National Dance Academy and at numerous festivals and workshops worldwide. Currently, Wini teaches modern dance at Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Deeply Rooted Productions, and Legere Dance Center. She and her husband theoretical physicist, Stephen Parke, have three daughters and they reside in Oak Park, IL.
Kanopy Dance Company
Kanopy Dance Company presents original dance, historical masterworks, works by its Artistic Directors, local, national and international choreographers, linked by the desire to create thought provoking dramatic dance. Kanopy is comprised of Kanopy Dance Company, Kanopy2, Kanopy Academy and Kanopy Studio.
Directed by Cleary and Thurrell since 1995, Kanopy is resident company of the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison Wisconsin (founded: 1976).
Kanopy’s annual season includes performances in its home theater at Overture, touring, and outreach. Kanopy performs new works and historical masterworks licensed by: Martha Graham Dance Company, Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, Charles Weidman Fdtn, Pascal Rioult, RIOULTDANCE NY, Martin Lofsnes 360 Dance Comany, Donlin Foreman On Common Ground, Sandra Kaufmann, Miki Orihara, Yuriko, Carrie Elmore Tallitch, Deborah Hay, Stanley Love, Stanley Love Performance Group, Kraig Patterson, Bopi Black Sheep Dance, Amit Lahav,Gecko Theatre (UK), Steve Wasson, Corinne Soum, Theatre L’Ange Fou (UK), and others.
Kanopy has had Artists and Dance Company’s perform along side Kanopy Dance in its Seasons at Overture to include: Charis Haines, Jere Hunt Rioult Dance NY, Martin Lofsnes, Allessandra Prosperi, Chuck Wilt 360 Degree Dance, Sandra Kaufmann, Deb Goodman, Donlin Foreman, Jenny Emerson Foreman, Miki Orihara, Senri OE, Carrie Elmore Tallitch, Ede Thurrell, Stanley Love, Kraig Patterson, Steve Wasson, Corinne Soum, Winifred Haun and Dancers, Lonny Gordon GordonDance, and others. Kanopy tours regionally, and NYC, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
$10 student/senior - $12 online - $15 door - $40 festival pass
Winifred Haun & Dancers | TRASHED
“Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.”
Trashed is an international choreographic collaboration between Chicago Choreographer Winifred Haun and Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant. The work combines Modern Dance with Contemporary Circus to tell the story of how humans have to come to clutter their lives with too much stuff, and how all that stuff keeps us from each other.
Kanopy Dance Company | Bound and Determined / Lamentation Variation / Prelude & Fugue
"Kanopy Dance is on the cutting edge of contemporary dance. Providing amazing opportunity and sound training to the upcoming artists of this age! Kanopy captures the meaning of living and dancing in the present moment.”
Principal DancerMartha Graham Company