Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Faculty and Alums Bring The Seldoms’ ‘Marchland’ to Links Hall June 21-30

Alumni and faculty members of the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago are performing in Marchland, presented by The Seldoms June 21 through 30 at Chicago’s cutting-edge performance venue Links Hall. The work is choreographed by Dance Center faculty member Carrie Hanson, a Dance Center faculty member and founding artistic director of The Seldoms. The cast includes Dance Center alums Cara Sabin ’06 and Hannah Santistevan ’16, both graduates of the Dance Center’s BFA Program in Dance, and Columbia College alumnus Matthew McMunn ’10, a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Department of Humanities, History and Social SciencesBA Program in Cultural Studies, as well as Dance Center teacher Paige Cunningham Caldarella and former Dance Center student Damon Green. And alum Philip Elson ’11, a graduate of the Dance BFA program, is the production’s restaging assistant.

Marchland is a full-length dance where bodies and images vie for contested territory. The title refers to a border region – the threshold between two places. In a dense terrain — formed by a kinetic film and live, percussive soundscore — highly charged action bursts forward. Marchland premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2010. The work explores spatial politics – the designation, negotiation, and claiming of space. Many different types of physical or psychological boundaries are invoked in the piece – barriers between bodies, actions between groups, and constructions built to delineate these boundaries — a ceaseless reconfiguring of alliances and territories.

Carrie Hanson

The Seldoms is a Chicago-based dance company that values making intelligent, visually rich dance theater driven by inquiry. Under the direction of founder Carrie Hanson, the company is committed to bringing audiences an expanded experience of dance that ignites thought around real-world issues. With dance at the center, the company’s vision extends to a total action and environment and includes collaboration with practitioners in fields including theater, architecture, installation, video, sound, and fashion.

Performances of Marchland take place at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western, Chicago. Discounted $15 student tickets are available for all performances. For tickets, click here.