Carrie Hanson on Newcity’s “Players 2018: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago”
January 4, 2018 | By Kevin Greene
Choreographer, artistic director, The Seldoms
Carrie Hanson’s work never been more important. Hanson and her company The Seldoms charge headlong into the most uncomfortable topics at the center of our cultural conversation—capitalism, environmental devastation and, over the course of three shows in as many years, power itself—with a studious approach to dance theater that moves the mind by stirring the senses. Her most recent hour-long triptych, entitled “The Working,” created—as usual—in collaboration with a cadre of brilliant local visual and sound artists, turns a gentle eye to unseen populations, and the power of those thought powerless that resides in the breath and blood.