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“Marchland” — Review by seechicagodance.com

Seldoms’ “Marchland” A Dangerous World Jun 24, 2018 | By Lynn Colburn Shapiro You would certainly not hesitate to call The Seldoms a dance company, but it has carved a unique identity for its bold use of dance to dive headlong into global issues that typically transcend dance and go well beyond the range of […]

Carrie Hanson on Newcity’s “Players 2018: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago”

Carrie Hanson’s work never been more important. Hanson and her company The Seldoms charge headlong into the most uncomfortable topics at the center of our cultural conversation—capitalism, environmental devastation and, over the course of three shows in as many years, power itself—with a studious approach to dance theater that moves the mind by stirring the […]

“The Making” — Review by the Chicago Reader

“Welcome to The World of The Seldoms’ ‘The Making’ ” Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader November 15, 2017 Painted banners hang long and low from the rafters of the Pulaski Park Field House, and when the music begins with a noise like a siren, the dancers flicker in and out of view through them, as animals […]

“The Making” — Review by seechicagodance.com

Vantage Points At Play In The Seldoms’ “The Making” Nov 11, 2017 | By Lynn Colburn Shapiro If you want to experience something really different, refreshing, and thought-provoking, go see The Seldoms’ latest multi-media installment, “The Making,” (7:30 PM, November 9-18, Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W. Blackhawk. Note: next Thursday is free, but space […]

Newcity Stage Preview of “The Making”

By Sharon Hoyer November 10, 2017 “I’m interested in how we get to know people—or don’t and fill in the gaps,” says Carrie Hanson, artistic director of The Seldoms, after a rehearsal for her new piece “The Making.” “And how perception shapes this. How we recognize people in different contexts.” This latest piece from Hanson […]

Chicago Tribune Preview of “The Fifth”

The Seldoms explore the dark web in Philip Elson’s ‘The Fifth’ By Laura Molzahn October 4, 2016 During the recent presidential debate, candidates were asked specifically about cyberattacks. Because when it comes to national security, the battlefield is no longer just about troops and boots, it’s about cyber recruiting, reconnaissance and warfare — what’s been […]

Carrie Hanson named “Chicagoan of the Year in Dance” by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune December 23, 2015 By Laura Molzahn Politics and dance make strange bedfellows. Issue-oriented dance is generally either too oblique, burying the politics, or too overt, becoming preachy and unconvincing, except to the choir. Balancing these two extremes, choreographer Carrie Hanson makes politically oriented pieces so passionate yet nuanced it can be difficult to […]

“Power Goes” named on “Best of Chicago 2015” list

New City “Best of Chicago” 2015 by Sarah Conway Some choreographers make movement for movement’s sake, some are inspired by music or an image, some turn to traditional narrative and folklore as subject matter. And then there’s Carrie Hanson. The artistic director of The Seldoms finds her muse in the headlines, history and the pressing […]

Troubling Knowledge (an essay by dramaturg Michael J. Kramer)

The Atmosphere of Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead “If you think you can solve a serious environmental question like global warming without actually confronting the question of by whom and how the foundational value structure of our society is being determined, then you are kidding yourself.” — David Harvey, Companion to Marx’s Capital Exit […]

Monument – Chicago Tribune review

“The Seldoms’ ‘Monument’ triumphs over trash” DANCE REVIEW: The Seldoms “Monument” at Stage 773 September 28, 2013 | By Laura Molzahn | Special to the Tribune Carrie Hanson’s “Monument” is a big, noisy children’s game with a deadly serious intent. Heedless, the six Seldoms performers make faces and toss themselves and others around like toys […]