Promise: An Aerial Dance

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We are so excited to be re-staging our acclaimed full length ballet, “Promise” !

Promise is inspired by the novel "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck and features a cast of over 20 dancers. Choreographed by Winifred Haun in 2009, the work is based on three years of research and development into the women, images and psychological themes found in John Steinbeck’s novel about the Salinas Valley. Promise incorporates aerial straps with modern dance to tell a story of violence and redemption. The work features music by Maki Ishii, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jolie Holland and Kanye West.

As a special treat, choreographer and stilt artist, Kristina Isabelle will open the Friday night performance, and the amazing Leopold Group will open the Saturday night performance.

Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm with Kristina Isabelle
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm with Leopold Group
Tickets: $30 / general admission, $20 / kids ages 6 to 18 (kids under 6 are free)

MASTER CLASS with Company Dancer and Rehearsal Director, Zada Cheeks
Class will feature a modern dance warm-up with choreography from Promise
Saturday, March 21 at 5:00pm
Fee: $25, includes free ticket to see Promise

Tickets for the Master Class available at the door or at 
Group rates available.  Call 773-454-9843 or email

All events take place at:
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

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