Persistent Spring

Event Type
Event Description

The renowned Chicago Movement Collective (CMC),
and the venerable Winifred Haun & Dancers (WH&D) will present the first
annual PERSISTENT SPRING: a showcase of Chicago dance artists, on
May 23 & 24 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago. Persistent Spring
will feature dances created by prestigious Chicago area choreographers,
including Shannon Alvis, Sarita Smith Childs, Imani English, Crystal Gurrola,
Winifred Haun, Mandy Milligan, and Regina Perry-Carr. The showcase will also
feature works created by selected program participants.

The purpose of Persistent Spring is to showcase the pre-professional/early
career dance artists from the two organizations’ educational programs. WH&D’s
3rd Coast Contemporary Dance program launched in the fall of 2023. CMC’s
Claire Bataille Legacy Scholarship program began in the fall of 2020. Both
programs offer affordable, professional training to qualified, experienced
dancers ages 17-26.

Running Time
75 minutes
Dance Styles
Aerial Dance
Modern / Contemporary


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543