The Seldoms: "RockCitizen" at Studio5 Performing Arts Center

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Event Description

The Seldoms bring their dance theater work, "RockCitizen" to this new, intimate venue in Evanston. 

"RockCitizen" creates an immersive sonic, visual and kinetic environment that recalls counter cultural spaces of the 1960s and connect them to a larger history of people pursuing breakthroughs and transformations in their lives and worlds. RockCitizen looks at social movements of the 1960s and 70s that rode waves of protest, experimentation, hedonism and dissonance in efforts to remake what it means to be an individual and a community, a citizen, and part of – or sometimes outside, or sometimes even outright against – a civic body. The figures in RockCitizen call — and agitate — for freedom; to be, to express, to work, to love. Dance and dialogue unfold under the “Brascape,” a spectacular, mobile net of 216 colored bras.

Direction/Choreography by Carrie Hanson
BraScape and Video Design by Bob Faust
Sound Design and Composition by Mikhail Fiksel
Text by Stuart Flack (except for ‘Zap/Hex’ by Hanson, and “Goodbye to All That” 1971 by Robyn Morgan)
Lighting Design and Stage Management by Julie Ballard
Dramaturgy by Michael J. Kramer
BraScape Rigging by Kevin Rechner
BraScape Construction by Jen Grygiel
Projection by Liviu Pasare
Costume/Styling by Damon Green

Movement Design and Performance by The Seldoms Ensemble:
Philip Elson
Sarah Gonsiorowski
Damon Green
Matthew McMunn
Cara Sabin
Hannah Santistevan

Christina Gonzalez-Gillett, Assistant Director
Philip Elson, Media & Technology Coordinator

photos by Maureen Janson Heintz

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary



1934-38 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
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