Open Company Class
Fridays at 1pm – $10
Pulaski Park Studio, 1419 W Blackhawk

7/21, 7/28 no class
8/4 with Philip Elson

Summer in Scotland — The TOOLBOX Project
July 21-30

For nine exciting days in July, The Seldoms will undertake an exchange project— one dedicated to process and invention. We’ll travel to Glasgow to work with visual artists Fraser Taylor, Frances Lightbound, and filmmaker Callum Rice at House for an Art Lover  and The Workroom at Tramway to build a cross-disciplinary “toolbox”. Our project — to translate visual art tactics into choreographic tactics, and vice versa. Artistic Director Carrie Hanson initiated TOOLBOX as a way to trouble habitual ways of making and reinvigorate ways of making. The artists will share creative work, interpret methods and values of our respective disciplines, articulate and explore new tactics.  Armed with new tools, we’ll set out to innovate distinctive physical vocabulary. With Chicago artist and Illinois State Museum curator, Doug Stapleton, along to bridge the visual-to-kinetic, the study also promises to advance the ensemble’s understanding of the contributions of collaborating designers.

This project made possible by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund.

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Summer Intensive 2017
August 7-11, 9:30am – 1pm
Pulaski Park Studio

Artistic Director Carrie Hanson and company members lead robust, masterful daily sessions to support your work as an artist, athlete, maker, and technician. Each day opens with an hour-long session of body conditioning, from yoga to cross-fit challenges, followed by a modern/contemporary technique class. New this summer, we are adding “Making Movement/Meaning/Mark” composition daily practice, based on concepts from The Seldoms 2017 “Toolbox” project, which translates visual arts tactics to choreographic tactics.


9:30am – 10:30am Body Conditioning
10:30am – 12pm Modern/Contemporary Technique
12pm – 1pm Making Movement/Meaning/Mark

Full workshop: $200
One day: $40
Single sessions:
9:30am Somatics Class: $10
10:30am Technique Class: $15
12pm Session $15

REGISTRATION: email us at
Space is limited. Registration is encouraged; drop-ins for individual classes are welcome.

The Seldoms is in residency at Pulaski Park, through the Chicago Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago’s parks.