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Onstage: The Seldoms

By Julie Mullins · May 19th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends

When it comes to contemporary dance, New York City marks the obvious hot spot, but Chicago holds its own with many worthy emerging companies. Enter Chicago-based modern dance ensemble, The Seldoms. Founded in 2001, the rising star company delivers big, bold, full-bodied moves and, according to Time Out Chicago, a “whistle-clean aesthetic.” Thanks to presenter Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT), you can catch The Seldoms performing their evening-length work, Marchland at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday nights. The title refers to a border region, a place where bodies and images vie for territory. Expect engaging visual design elements and plenty of action and athleticism, all set to live percussion. These shows represent a sort of homecoming for Cincinnati native and SCPA grad Paige Cunningham, who’s currently a performing member of The Seldoms. Cunningham has also danced with Merce Cunningham Dance Company (she’s of no relation to Merce) and choreographed a work seen in CDT’s 35th Anniversary Choreographer’s Festival (in case she looks familiar). $17-$27.

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