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

Every Tuesday we open our class to advanced and professional dancers.
October 15 — no class
October 22 with Philip Elson
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Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead
December 12-15
Steppenwolf 1700 Theater, Chicago

Exit Disclaimer: Science & Fiction Ahead is The Seldoms’ earlier dance theater work from 2012 that surveys the divisive national argument about climate change, and divergent positions from outright denial and indifference to innovation and urgency.


FLOE — new project premiering January 2020

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.


Poetry & Dance: Floe — The Seldoms & Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué
Thursday, November 7, 7pm
Poetry Foundation, Chicago

Floe is dance theater with a literary and poetic impulse. In this evening of poetry & dance,  collaborator/playwright Seth Bockley, AD Carrie Hanson & the ensemble will share excerpts of Floe and poet Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué will present selections of his book, “Losing Miami”, a bilingual experiment in grieving the potential sinking of Miami due to climate change and rising sea levels.

Floe — World Premiere
January 22-24, 2020
Wisconsin Union Theater

April 3-4, 2020
Aronoff Theater, Cincinnati


Floe — Chicago Premiere
April 22-25, 2020 (50th Anniversary of Earth Day!)
Art Institute of Chicago


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


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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