Open Classes
Fridays, 12pm-1:15pm
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk

October 19 & 26 with Christina Gonzalez-Gillett



Chicago Ideas Week — interactive LAB
October 18, 2-3:30pm
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk

The Seldoms and Chicago Ideas Week invite you to this Lab, where you can take a look inside a professional dance rehearsal. Learn how we creatively tackle subject matter in a fluent conversation across artistic disciplines. Work with us to direct dancers to create new phrases, and discover how our choreographic process distills and amplifies ideas to create relevant performance works in contested times.


Elevate Chicago Dance
October 21, 11am-5pm
*TS perform at 4pm
Chicago Cultural Center

The Seldoms will perform an excerpt of RockCitizen in this day-long event. Chicago Dancemakers Forum celebrates its 15th Anniversary year with this day of performances, installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers.

October 26, 2-4pm
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk

The Seldoms invite outstanding dance artists to audition to join our critically-acclaimed, intensely collaborative ensemble. Candidates should have extensive training in modern/contemporary technique with readiness to experiment in other styles, adept in composition, and excellent performance skills. Candidates must be comfortable with speaking/acting. Our creative processes are lengthy; candidates should be interested in deep investigation of a subject matter, and willingness to sustain that interest over many months. Rehearsals are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Candidates must be able to participate in all rehearsals. Benefits include hourly rehearsal and performance pay, and regular training in company classes, as well as with guest teachers. Opportunities to perform in Chicago and tour nationally.

NOTE: If you are interested in auditioning, we encourage you to attend  OPEN COMPANY CLASSES so we can see more of each other: Oct 19 & 26 at 12pm at Pulaski.

Please bring a photo of yourself (headshot or dance shot), and a bio or resume. You can arrive by 1:30 to warm-up.


November 16-17
Studio5, Evanston IL

The Seldoms bring RockCitizen, in a rocking new revision, to Studio5 in Evanston — if you missed the 2016 Chicago premiere, here’s your chance to see it in this intimate new venue. GO TO ROCKCITIZEN PAGE



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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