The Seldoms, an innovative Chicago dance theatre troupe led by Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago faculty member Carrie Hanson, premieres its new work, The Making, November 9-18 at at the historic Pulaski Park fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk in Chicago. The Making is part of the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the Parks” series of events happening in Chicago’s neighborhood parks. The Seldoms ensemble includes Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alums enter alumni Philip Elson ’11, Cara Sabin ’06, and Hannah Santistevan ’16, all graduates of the Dance Center’s BFA Program in Dance, as well as Columbia College alumnus Matthew McMunn ’10, a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences‘ Cultural Studies BA program. For tickets, click here.
The Seldoms’ newest performance project is a traveling multimedia performance piece that unfolds in three rooms via a physical language of fragmentation, endurance, proximity, and distance in relation to sculptural, fabric, and typographical elements. This wordless piece considers states and positions of voicelessness and powerlessness, drawing attention to the perceptual lenses that render a person, a people, a neighborhood, a nation visible or invisible.