Trashed (premiere)

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Event Description

Trashed is an international choreographic collaboration between Chicago Choreographer Winifred Haun and Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant.  The new 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.

Participating artists include: Solomon Bowser, Zada Cheeks, Ariel Dorsey, Michael Gee and Rebekah Kuczma of Winifred Haun & Dancers, and Emma Serjeant, Katie McDonagh and Catherine Wait of Emma Serjeant Performance.  Trashed will feature an original costume design by Jeff Hancock.

In addition to Trashed, the evening’s program will also include “Your nearest exit may be behind you,” a modern dance work choreographed by Winifred Haun in 2016, and a hand balancing solo work choreographed and performed by Emma Serjeant.

The premiere of Trashed can be seen: 

Saturday, March 18  at 5:30pm
Saturday, March 18  at 8:30pm
Sunday, March 19 at 4:30pm
Aloft Circus Arts,  3324 N. Wrightwood in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. 


We're also sponsoring a special Trashed Circus Workshop with renowned Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant.  The Workshop is for everyone, ages 10 through adult.  Participants will learn ground based circus acrobatics and handstand techniques. Workshop participants can also participate in a rehearsal and perform inTrashed, if they’d like.

The Trashed Circus Workshop will be:
Sunday, March 12 at 2:30pm
Hubbard St. Dance Center, 1147 W. Jackson, Studio D, Chicago
For ages 10 through adult

Full Workshop, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$125 includes Rehearsal & Performance, plus 2 free tickets to the show

Workshop only, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
$65 includes 1 free ticket to the show
Register for the Trashed Circus Workshop at:

Major support for the creation of Trashed comes from the International Connections Fund of the John D. Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts


Aloft Circus Arts

2000 W. Fulton Street, Suite F319
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 782-6662