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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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

The Seldoms are first resident artist at National Center for Choreography

“New National Center for Choreography up and running (and dancing) at University of Akron” By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer July 30, 2015 AKRON, Ohio – Add modern dance to the Rubber City’s list of exports. The new home of only the second National Center for Choreography in the United States, Cleveland’s neighbor to the […]

“Power Goes” – seechicagodance.com Review

The Seldoms’ “Power Goes:” Food For Thought By Lynn Colburn Shapiro, seechicagodance.com One of the best things about The Seldoms’ “Power Goes” (Museum of Contemporary Art, March 20-29) is that its intelligence is so thoroughly organic, not an easy thing to carry off when you’re dancing about Lyndon Baines Johnson! But dance they do, with […]

“Power Goes” – Chicago Reader Review

Dance meets multimedia spectacle in the stunning Power Goes By Brianna Wellen, Chicago Reader The Seldoms are no strangers to political themes: Stupormarket (2011) explored the nation’s economic crisis, Exit Disclaimer (2012) focused on the debate surrounding climate change, and Monument, a 2008 work revived in 2013, took on consumerism and the environment. What’s different […]

“How To Get Power: The Seldoms Dance with Lyndon Baines Johnson” (an essay by dramaturg Michael J. Kramer)

What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals. — Robert Caro, Johnson biographer Lyndon Baines Johnson, thirty-sixth president of the United States, was an imposing man. Six foot four, from the destitute Hill Country region of Texas, he had a lust for domination and control that was legendary. His main ambition sometimes […]

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 […]

Marchland: A Spare But Visually Stunning Piece

In the Seldoms’ new “Marchland,” boundaries and alliances are formed only to be broken. Isolation from others and collaboration are equally unproductive; there is no equilibrium or security. No one is safe…

Marchland: Chicago Creatives Go Deep Into Each Other’s Territory

A long-gestating collaboration among seven artists from different disciplines, The Seldoms’s Marchland is a fairly huge piece even coming from a company known for producing large-scale work…