The Seldoms Investigate Power through Movement in Power Goes at Dance Place

The Seldoms present Power Goes, a multimedia dance theater work that explores the dynamics of social and political power at Dance Place on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm and Sunday, March 5 at 7pm. Artistic Director and choreographer Carrie Hanson collaborates with The Seldoms dancers, design team and Chicago playwright Stuart Flack to ask how power is wielded to make or stop social change.

About Power Goes

The Seldoms bring their explosive physicality and keen wit to this total-environment inquiry into the forces that cause – or block – progress toward a better world. The Seldoms reveal how power is present in intimate exchanges and collective public actions alike, in the past and in the present. Power Goes positions 1960s protest culture and the back-door maneuverings of Lyndon B. Johnson’s America alongside today’s social and political gridlock through the Seldoms’ ensemble work of gestural precision, humor, athleticism and sheer force. Their signature physicality interplays with spoken word, audio clips from Presidents Johnson and Obama and video projections of historic images.

About The Seldoms

Currently in their fourteenth season, The Seldoms are a Chicago-based dance company that values making intelligent, visually rich dance theater driven by inquiry. Under Carrie Hanson’s direction, the company is committed to bringing audiences an expanded experience of dance that ignites thought and understanding of real-world issues through an artistic and historical lens. The company’s vision extends to include collaboration with practitioners in fields as diverse as architecture, installation, video, sound and fashion. With full-length works on contemporary topics such as the recent economic recession and the ongoing climate change debate, they have 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).

WHAT: The Seldoms

WHEN: Saturday, March 4 at 8pm, Sunday, March 5 at 7pm

WHERE: Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017; two blocks from Redline Brookland-CUA Metro station; free and convenient parking


TICKETS: $30 Admission; $25 Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists); $15 College Students and Children (17 & Under)
Advanced Sales – ends one week prior to performance weekend: $25 Advanced Sales Admission; $20 Advanced Sales Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)

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