The Seldoms: GRASS

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GRASS is a new dance theater work from The Seldoms about turf grass and cannabis, investigating the war on weeds and the war on weed. Through dance, text, and animation, GRASS shows how the lawn and marijuana have each been used to measure morality, impose ideals of citizenship, and to stigmatize, criminalize, and exclude those who don’t conform.

This newest project conceived by TS Artistic Director Carrie Hanson, in her second collaboration with writer and theater director Seth Bockley, bridges the company’s works about environment (climate, plastics, landfills) and their previous works about power, position, and equity. With ensemble members Dee Alaba, Sarah Gonsiorowski, Damon Green, and Maggie Vannucci, and animator Lisa Barcy, fashion designer Maria Pinto, lighting designer Julie Ballard, sound designer Jeffrey Levin, and projectionist Liviu Pasare.


Additional events:
Thursday, October 14 Post Show Discussion
Friday, October 15 Pre Show Discussion at 6:30pm

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The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330