Floe is a dance theater work about climate instability: vanishing polar ice, rising sea levels, extreme weather, forced migration, the tension between denial and evidence, and adaptation and resilience. The performance work, by turns irreverent and elegiac, embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change as it veers from anti-science conspiracy theories to the very real and urgent impacts of global warming. With a stellar collaborating team: text by Seth Bockley, visual design by Bob Faust, projection by Liviu Pasare, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel, lighting design by Julie E. Ballard, and costume design by Jeff Hancock.

April 3-4, 2020 POSTPONED

presented by Contemporary Dance Theater
Aronoff Theater, Cincinnati

Chicago Premiere POSTPONED
April 22-25, 2020
Art Institute of Chicago



GRASS is a multimedia work that weaves together our complex relationships to two kinds of grass: cannabis and turf grass. GRASS posits that these plants aren’t simply a piece of American culture, but produce a type of culture, doing their work on us, just as we work to cultivate these grasses. Performed by four dancer-actors, GRASS lights up the various environmental, social, and economic aspects of these cultivated grasses, and mows down our belief that we grow grasses—rather, they grow us.


Premiere Fall 2021
more information coming soon


The Seldoms is a 2020 NDP Finalist Grant Award recipient. Support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to address sustainability needs during COVID-19 and in support of GRASS.


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