Dancing on Thin Ice with The Seldoms
Co-presented by DiverseWorks
Pay What You Can, suggested contribution $20
Chicago-based company, The Seldoms, will share an excerpt of Floe, a new dance theater work that explores madness, delusion, oil extraction, the vanishing of Arctic ice, and rising sea levels. Floe embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change as it veers from anti-science conspiracy theories to the very real impacts of global warming on communities from the Gulf Coast to the Arctic Circle.
About The Seldoms:
The Seldoms are a Chicago-based dance company that values making intelligent, visually rich dance theater driven by inquiry. They ground their inquiry in contemporary issues and the history of art and ideas, toward the pursuit of bold, exacting and potent physicality.
The Seldoms is in its sixteenth year. Under Carrie Hanson's direction, 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.With full-length works on pressing issues such as the 2008 recession, climate change, and most recently a trilogy about power in America, The Seldoms has built a reputation for "well-crafted and researched works that don't hold forth a political agenda, but look instead at how these towering issues reflect back on our own humanity" (New City, which named The Seldoms Best Local Dance Company in 2012).
DiverseWorks is a non-profit, multidisciplinary arts organization whose mission is to commission, produce, and present new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint. Founded by artists in 1982, DiverseWorks is nationally known for its groundbreaking artistic programming, meaningful engagement with communities, and advancement of progressive art and ideas in Houston and the nation.
Image credit: The Seldoms, Power Goes (2015). Photo: William Frederking.
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Thursday, January 31, 2019