The Seldoms, a Chicago-based ensemble founded and led by Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago faculty member Carrie Hanson, performs its dance theatre work RockCitizen on November 16 and 17 at Studio5 Performing Arts Center, located at 1934 Dempster in the northern Chicago suburb of Evanston. For tickets, click here.
Directed and choreographed by Hanson, RockCitizen presents an immersive sonic, visual, and kinetic environment that recalls countercultural spaces of the 1960s and connects them to a larger history of people pursuing breakthroughs and transformations in their lives and worlds. A companion piece to The Seldomsʼ acclaimed 2015 work Power Goes, RockCitizen looks at social movements of the 1960s and ’70s that rode waves of protest, experimentation, hedonism, and dissonance in efforts to remake what it means to be an individual and a community. The figures in RockCitizen call — and agitate — for freedom; to be, to express, to work, to love. Dance and dialogue unfold under the “Brascape,” a spectacular, mobile net of 216 colored bras designed to evoke the psychedelic rock poster saturated in color, military camo netting, the rainbow of the gay pride flag, and of course, the bra as symbol of the Women’s Lib movement.
RockCitizen features movement design and performance by the Seldoms ensemble, including Columbia College alums Philip Elson ’11, Cara Sabin ’06, and Hannah Santistevan ’16, all graduates of the Dance Center’s BFA Program in Dance, and Matthew McMunn ’10, a graduate of the Columbia College Department of Humanities, History & Social Sciences‘ BA Program in Cultural Studies, as well as former Dance Center student Damon Green.
Here’s a promotional video about the work:
Resist. Revolt. Rock. #RockCitizen is dance theater about voices of resistance and empowered bodies. TWO nights only. NOV 16-17.Studio5 Performing Arts Center TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2KHjrZXPerformance by Philip Elson, Damon D. Green, Sarah Gonsiorowski, Christina Gonzalez-Gillett, Matthew Kessler-McMunn, Hannah Michal Santistevan, Cara SabinChoreography & Direction by Carrie HansonVisual Design by Bob FaustSound Design & Composition by Mikhail FikselText by Stuart FlackLIghting Design by Julie Ballard & Amanda Clegg LyonProjection Design by Liviu PasareDramaturgy by Michael Kramer
Posted by The Seldoms on Tuesday, November 6, 2018