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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. Join us in our fieldhouse studio—challenge your technical practice, hone your movement pick-up, strengthen your body, and excite your sense of play-in-motion.
SCHEDULE:
March 19 & 26 with Guest Artist/Teacher, Sam Horning
April 2, 9, 30 with Assistant Director, Christina Gonzalez-Gillett

About Sam:
Sam Horning is a dancer, educator, performance maker, and community-engaged artist living in Chicago. He is the OAC: Institute Coordinator and Partnering Artist with Dance Exchange and is currently in research and development of Liz Lerman’s Wicked Bodies. His current artistic research is situated in the unpacking of in-betweenness and of altered states. Sam holds a BFA in Dance from Wayne State University and he has performed across the USA and internationally in Canada, Poland, and South Korea. Some highlights of Sam’s performance career include engagements with Liz Lerman, with Dance Exchange by Cassie Meador, Matthew Cumbie, and Elizabeth Johnson, Biba Bell, BodyCartography Project, Leyya Tawil/DANCE ELIXIR, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Sam’s class will focus on ways of being present in our dancing bodies. The material will move between solo and social experiences, and will facilitate moving containers for participants to deepen into their unique process.

Click Here to purchase 5-Class Bundle online.

 

LinkSircus
March 30, 2019
7pm-9pm
Links Hall, 3111 N Western Avenue, Chicago
TICKETS

On March 30th, Links Hall will celebrate their 40th Anniversary!  LinkSircus is an installation-style evening of dancing and celebration in multiple spaces by multiple people doing curious things.  The evening features an art installation by Thomas Melvin and performances by a host of Chicago live arts talents including yours truly and Asimina Chremos, Bob Eisen & Jessica Cornish, Honey Pot Performance,  J’Sun Howard & poet Jennifer Karmin, Kristina Isabelle, Tom Lee & Rika Lin, Same Planet Performance Project, and  Zephyr Dance. The Seldoms will share an early excerpt of our work-in-progress Floe, a dance theater work about vanishing polar ice, rising sea levels, oil extraction and our response to climate change.
Make a night of it! There’s also a pre-performance celebratory dinner— get dinner tickets HERE.

 

Summer Intensive 2019
August 19-23
9:30am-3pm
Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W Blackhawk

Bring your curiosity, rigorous focus, and good energy to our annual Summer Intensive.  Led by Artistic Director Carrie Hanson, Assistant Director Christina Gonzalez-Gillett, and ensemble members, the week includes sessions in modern/contemporary technique, extended phrasework, repertory, body conditioning PLUS a new component this year—learn/make/explore a new short work created by ensemble member & choreographer Philip Elson.

Full Intensive: $450
REGISTER HERE
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $425 (save $25!) Register and pay by May 1!
Complete information about schedule coming soon.

 

 

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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