Visiting International Company: The Seldoms, Chicago

Wed 24th May 2017, 10:28am

Visiting International Company, The Seldoms from Chicago will be opening up their company class led by Artistic Director Carrie Hanson to members of The Work Room on the following dates.

Dates: Tuesday the 25th July & Thursday 27th July

Times: 11.15 to 12.30

The Work Room 

Please RSVP to sara@theworkroom.org.uk if you wish to attend.

Class description: 

Contemporary technique classes with Carrie Hanson emphasize using the body’s weight to achieve momentum and distilling form through spatial clarity and activation. We cultivate an enhanced awareness and play in three-dimensional space. Shifting direction, plane, and level, the movement material alternately generates and disrupts flow. The material is athletic and plays with inversion, moving often into and away from the floor. The class information is grounded in and described in clear anatomical principles; an elevated awareness of individual anatomy and spatial geography are goals for each class. Carrie’s influences include Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, release-based techniques, and her own early training as an athlete.

 

Additional Information:

Carrie Hanson is the Founding Artistic Director of The Seldoms, a Chicago-based dance company in its 15th season. Under her direction, the company is committed to bringing audiences an expanded experience of dance that ignites thought and understanding of real-world issues from dance’s own unique, embodied perspective. Hanson has designed multidisciplinary projects with practitioners of theater, visual arts, music/sound design, fashion design, and architecture. In 2015, she was named Chicago Tribune’s “Chicagoan of the Year in Dance”. Her work, Power Goes (2015) was a commission by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, was awarded a National Performance Network Creation Fund and a National Dance Project Production Grant, and has toured to ten US cities. An earlier work, Stupormarket, which examined the 2008 recession, was named “Best of 2011” by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and TimeOut Chicago. She has created site-specific works for spaces including an architectural salvage warehouse, a truck garage, and an Olympic-sized outdoor pool. Hanson is the recipient of a Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum Lab Artists award, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, and a Ruth Page Award for performance. She was the first resident artist at the new National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron. Hanson teaches at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and has taught at university programs including the National Taiwan University of the Arts, University of Wisconsin/Madison, and her alma mater, Texas Christian University. She holds an MA in Dance Studies from TrinityLaban.

http://theseldoms.org/

Image: Carrie Hanson, photographer Cheryl Mann

 

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