Open Company Classes
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk
July 27 with Damon Green
August 3 with Sarah Gonsiorowski
August 10 with Cara Sabin
Summer Intensive — Vibrant Community, Kinetic Intensity
9:30am – 1pm
Pulaski Park Field House
REGISTRATION FORM HERE
Space is limited. Registration is encouraged; drop-ins for individual classes are welcome pending space, not guaranteed.
Artistic Director Carrie Hanson and company members join with you and dancers from across the region to explore, express, experiment, and expand. Our intensive reflects our values — vigor in movement, rigor in curiosity, strength in the individual, sharing with community. Each day opens with body conditioning, ranging from yoga to cross-fit challenges, followed by modern/contemporary technique with live music by Bob Garrett. The third session introduces you to The Seldoms’ repertory and process.
FOR INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED – PROFESSIONAL DANCERS
9:30am – 10:30am Body Conditioning
10:30am – 12pm Modern/Contemporary Technique
12pm – 1pm Repertory | Creative Procedures
Full workshop: $200
One day: $40
(A la carte)
9:30am Somatics: $10
10:30am Technique: $15
Union Theater, Madison WI
Studio 5, Evanston IL
The Seldoms return to the UW-Madison campus with RockCitizen, after performing its companion piece, Power Goes, in this intimate play circle venue in 2017.
Later this fall, we’ll bring it to Studio 5 in Evanston — if you missed its Chicago premiere in 2016, here’s your chance to catch it!
READ about the work here.
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.