Nacre Voit / The Reading Room

A site-specific work created for Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, Nacre Voit pays homage to the unique and historic space that was once the reading room of Chicago's first public library and currently houses one of the world's largest Tiffany domes. Nacre Voit was remounted later as The Reading Room at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago. Originally designed for a Beaux Arts space with a rotunda, arches, stained glass dome and shimmering mosaics, Nacre Voit lost its emotional tone against Architectural Artifacts' lines, corners and hard edges. The Reading Room was distilled down to the level of essential images, and much like the fragments of history in this salvage warehouse, it became a piece about the memory of a space and a memory of a dance.

Nacre Voit / The Reading Room

Choreography:
Carrie Hanson
Direction & Choreography:
Susan Hoffman
Doug Stapleton
and performers
Costume Design:
Lara Miller
Video Design:
Michael Cole
Performance:
Michelle Blakely Elizabeth Chang
Charlie Cutler
Christina Gonzalez-Gillett
Jen Grisham
Julieann Graham
Carrie Hanson
Susan Hoffman
Jules Hopkins
Kevin Newhall
Doug Stapleton
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