"Reading Dance"

Event Type
Event Description

Floe is under construction and we’d like to show you a bit of what we’ve built. Join Artistic Director Carrie Hanson & The Seldoms ensemble, as well as collaborator/playwright Seth Bockley for this free, informal Performance & Talk at the fantastic, newly opened CPL West Loop Branch. We'll invite you to “read” our dance and share how our reading of the classic American novel Moby Dick has inspired and informed Floe.  Just in time for the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birthday!

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.

Floe premieres at the Union Theater at UWMadison in January 2020, tours to the Aronoff Theater in Cincinnati in April 2020,  and has its Chicago premiere at the Art Institute of Chicago in April 2020 on Earth Day.

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary