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Toolbox Dance performance by The Seldoms and Conversation with Edra Soto and Carrie Hanson

October 6 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a dance performance for Toolbox @ Twenty followed by a conversation with artist, Edra Soto and choreographer Carrie Hanson!

Experimental dance troupe, The Seldoms reinvigorate their program by partnering with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations that are activated by choreographed bodies. Titled Toolbox, the program pairs a dance artist with another creative practitioner to collaborate on a new combined work and share their processes, techniques and values with one another. From this conversation, the dancemaker identifies one essential word that undergirds the visual artist’s practice, and translates it to a choreographic one.

This performative installation and exhibition marks the Seldoms’ twentieth year of performance in Chicago. The dancer/ artist pairings include Damon Green/Sadie Woods, Sarah Gonsiorowski/Jacqueline Surdell, Carrie Hanson/Edra Soto, and Maggie Vannucci and Dee Alaba/Jackie Kazarian. This exhibition is curated and choreographed by Carrie Hanson, Director of the Seldoms in collaboration with Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center.

About Edra Soto:

Puerto Rican born, Edra Soto is an interdisciplinary artist and co-director of the outdoor project space The Franklin. Recent venues presenting Soto’s work include El Museo del Barrio; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago. Soto has attended residency programs at Art Omi and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency among others. Soto was awarded the inaugural Foundwork Artist Prize, the MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund and the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant among others. Soto holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico.

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