Finding the Light: Dance at Pleasant Home & Mills Park

Event Type
Event Description

Winifred Haun & Dancers will present an outdoor, in person, site specific dance event, Finding the Light, in and around the grounds surrounding Pleasant Home, an historic mansion maintained by the Park District of Oak Park. The event will feature works by Elysia Banks, Irene Hsiao, Amanda Milligan, Summer Smith, Vernon Gooden, Crystal Gurrola, Quint Lattimore, Summer Smith, and Winifred Haun

The event will include an excerpt from Promise, Ms. Haun’s 2009 acclaimed work; Lady, a solo for a dancer and a dozen balloons, created and performed by Company Dancer and 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 audience will be split into groups of 20. Each audience 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 center of the garden, 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.

Sunday, May 6 at 4:00pm

Finding the Light: Dance in the Pleasant Home Garden

Historic Pleasant Home

217 S. Home, Oak Park, IL

Tickets: $30, Oak Park Residents / $39, non-Residents

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Historic Pleasant Home

217 Home Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-2654