June 21-23, 28-30, 2018 at 7pm
Links Hall/Constellation, Chicago

“It seduces the viewer: It’s drop-dead gorgeous.”
— Chicago Tribune

Enter the border zones of Marchland, a full-length dance where bodies and images vie for contested territory. In this dense terrain – formed by a kinetic film and live, percussive soundscore – highly charged action bursts forward. Featuring musicians Tim Daisy with Phillip Sudderberg (June 21-23) and Alex Inglizian (June 28-30)

choreographer/director Carrie Hanson • live music/design by Tim Daisy, Phillip Sudderberg, Alex Inglizian • animation by Fraser Taylor • costume by Lara Miller • video by Nicholas O’Brien • lighting  by Julie Ballard • performance by Paige Cunningham Caldarella, Sarah Gonsiorowski,  Damon Green, Matthew McMunn, Cara Sabin, Hannah Santistevan


Open Company Classes
Fridays, 1-2:15pm
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk

June 22 & 29 — no class (see us in Marchland at Links Hall!)
July 6 with Assistant Director Christina Gonzalez-Gillett
July 13 with Sarah Gonsiorowski
July 20 with Philip Elson
July 27 with Damon Green


Summer Intensive — Vibrant Community, Kinetic Intensity
August 13-17
9:30am – 1pm
Pulaski Park Field House

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.


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
12pm $15



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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