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“RockCitizen” — Review by seechicagodance.com

November 15, 2018 By Lauren Warnecke The Seldoms are sporting straggly beards and long, free-flowing hair this weekend, which can only mean one thing: “RockCitizen” is back. Premiered in 2016, this evening-length work came second in a trio of dances by Seldoms artistic director Carrie Hanson. With “Power Goes” (2015) and “The Making” (2017), the […]

“Marchland” — Review by seechicagodance.com

Seldoms’ “Marchland” A Dangerous World Jun 24, 2018 | By Lynn Colburn Shapiro You would certainly not hesitate to call The Seldoms a dance company, but it has carved a unique identity for its bold use of dance to dive headlong into global issues that typically transcend dance and go well beyond the range of […]

“The Making” — Review by the Chicago Reader

“Welcome to The World of The Seldoms’ ‘The Making’ ” Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader November 15, 2017 Painted banners hang long and low from the rafters of the Pulaski Park Field House, and when the music begins with a noise like a siren, the dancers flicker in and out of view through them, as animals […]

“The Making” — Review by seechicagodance.com

Vantage Points At Play In The Seldoms’ “The Making” Nov 11, 2017 | By Lynn Colburn Shapiro If you want to experience something really different, refreshing, and thought-provoking, go see The Seldoms’ latest multi-media installment, “The Making,” (7:30 PM, November 9-18, Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W. Blackhawk. Note: next Thursday is free, but space […]

“RockCitizen” Review by Chicago Reader

May 12, 2016 Brianna Wellen Cara, take off your bra,” Sarah Gonsiorowski bawls into a megaphone in the opening scene of RockCitizen. And as the other dancers look on, Cara Sabin wriggles out of her bra and tosses it onto the catwalk above the stage. “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose,” the […]

“Power Goes” – Chicago Reader Review

Dance meets multimedia spectacle in the stunning Power Goes By Brianna Wellen, Chicago Reader The Seldoms are no strangers to political themes: Stupormarket (2011) explored the nation’s economic crisis, Exit Disclaimer (2012) focused on the debate surrounding climate change, and Monument, a 2008 work revived in 2013, took on consumerism and the environment. What’s different […]

“Power Goes” – Chicago Tribune Review

“With fist jabs and shifting smiles, ‘Power Goes’ is politics of LBJ” by Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune Herding cats: Now there’s a skill politicians could use today. Lyndon Baines Johnson, our folksy dictator-president of the ’60s, had it by the ton, alternately muscling and charming his victim-cohorts into obedience, passing the legislation he wanted, including […]

Monument – Chicago Tribune review

“The Seldoms’ ‘Monument’ triumphs over trash” DANCE REVIEW: The Seldoms “Monument” at Stage 773 September 28, 2013 | By Laura Molzahn | Special to the Tribune Carrie Hanson’s “Monument” is a big, noisy children’s game with a deadly serious intent. Heedless, the six Seldoms performers make faces and toss themselves and others around like toys […]

Reader Recommends “Mix With Six”

The Assorted Bonbons of The Seldoms “Mix With Six” “Dancers turned choreographers in DIY showcase” by Laura Molzahn For “Mix With Six,” the Seldoms’ first-ever company showcase, artistic director Carrie Hanson asked her dancers to step outside their comfort zones and choreograph. Five of the six did, with remarkably fine results. Two of them—like Hanson […]

Exit Disclaimer – The Reader Critic’s Choice

“Dancing around the issue” Carrie Hanson looks at how we look at climate change in Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead By Laura Molzahn Seldoms artistic director Carrie Hanson picked a couple contentious questions to explore in her new 75-minute dance-theater work, Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead: Is climate change real? And if it […]

The Seldoms with WCdance of Taiwan – seechicagodance.com review

The Seldoms with WCdance By Laura Molzahn The Seldoms’ joint concert with Taiwan-based WCdance takes place at the intersection of Nature and Civilization. But the balance, the equation, is weighted differently for each of the three surprisingly polished works on the program. WCdance artistic director WenChung Lin and his six performers arrived in Chicago on […]

The Seldoms with WCdance – Chicago Tribune Review

Fresh takes in movement highlight WCdance program By Sid Smith, Special to the Tribune Carrie Hanson and the Seldoms are working with a troupe called WCdance, visiting here from Taiwan. The Seldoms will travel this fall to Taiwan, where the two troupes will perform together again. Meanwhile, WCdance is here now, playing with the Seldoms […]