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Open Company Classes
Tuesdays, 12-1:15pm
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk
$10/class or $40/5 classes

For advanced and professional dancers.
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*Classes are temporarily discontinued due to the coronavirus situation; hopeful to resume on April 7.

 

Floe

Floe is a dance theater work about climate instability: vanishing polar ice, rising sea levels, extreme weather, forced migration, the tension between denial and evidence, and adaptation and resilience. The performance work, by turns irreverent and elegiac, embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change as it veers from anti-science conspiracy theories to the very real and urgent impacts of global warming. With a stellar collaborating team: text by Seth Bockley, visual design by Bob Faust, projection by Liviu Pasare, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel, lighting design by Julie E. Ballard, and costume design by Jeff Hancock.

World Premiere
January 22-24
Wisconsin Union Theater

 

April 3-4 POSTPONED
presented by Contemporary Dance Theater
Aronoff Theater, Cincinnati

 

Chicago Premiere POSTPONED
April 22-25 at 7pm (50th Anniversary of Earth Day!)
Art Institute of Chicago

 

Floe is supported by:
Lead Commissioner, Pam Crutchfield
Co-Commmissioner, Susan Manning
Commissioning Circle: Ann & Don Beeson, Bonnie Brooks, Patti Eylar & Charles Gardner, Mara Georges, Elizabeth Liebman, Tom McNulty, Dawn Romei

Booking Information for Floe:
Frontera Arts, Lynn Fisher
lynn@fronteraarts.com
(512) 261-6979

 

SUMMER INTENSIVE
June 8-12, 9:30am-2:30pm
Pulaski Park Field House
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Spend a week this summer with The Seldoms in a space of dance exploration and exchange, of physical and poetic calisthenics. We invite you to inform, not perform, our material.

Who are we? We are dancer-athletes, thinking artists, generous educators, research fanatics, and dialogue promoters. We build movement that aims to communicate big ideas and subtle distinctions, that comes from a foundation of anatomical understanding and modern technique, and contains our 18-year history of making performance. The Seldoms Summer Intensive is led by Artistic Director Carrie Hanson and ensemble members.

DAILY SCHEDULE
9:30am-10:30am Somatics & Body Conditioning
10:30am – 12:30pm Mod/Cont Technique with extended phrasework and repertory
12:30pm-1pm Lunch
1pm – 2:30pm Solo Composition Workshop with Carrie Hanson

COSTS
$350 Full Workshop
$15 Morning Somatics
$20 Two-hour Technique

QUESTIONS? Email us.

 

The TOOLBOX Project

In July 2017, The Seldoms commenced TOOLBOX,  a project dedicated to process and invention. In this first phase, we traveled to Glasgow to work with visual artists Fraser Taylor, Frances Lightbound, Inês Coelho, Callum Rice and Doug Stapleton at House for an Art Lover  and The Workroom at Tramway and had a cross-disciplinary dialogue around how to translate visual art tactics into choreographic tactics. Artistic Director Carrie Hanson initiated TOOLBOX as a way to spark new ways of making. The visual artists come out of a wide set of practices including painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, performance, photography, collage and design. Together we shared our processes and terminologies that inform our respective practices, from which Hanson and the dancers assembled a list of action-based words that had resonance with the body,  aiming research around prompting movement within the individual’s body, a foundational impulse before moving into choreography. Toolbox will continue to be developed in exchanges with Chicago visual artists.

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

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