On Monday, July 16, construction began at Georgia Tech on a life-sized two-story cardboard house. The house—in which the walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, furniture and appliances will be entirely built from cardboard—will eventually become the set for the dance performance Threshold slated for August 16-19.
The creation is a collaboration between Atlanta-based grassroots dance organization The Lucky Penny and world-renowned Atlanta architects Mack Scogin and Merril Elam. Load-in began Monday as 1,280 huge pieces of cardboard arrived at Georgia Tech's DramaTech Black Box Theater.
"I truly feel like the momentum is unstoppable," says choreographer Blake Beckham of The Lucky Penny. "It's a thrill to experience the mashup of different communities coming together in a single creative process." The building of the house over the next four weeks will involve Atlanta-based artists, volunteers, and Georgia Tech students from DramaTech and the School of Architecture.
The project, which is still seeking interested volunteers and funding via its Kickstarter site, received some good news on that front last week. Packaging company MeadWestvaco is stepping up as a project sponsor, and a philanthropist in Boston has offered a generous challenge grant if the group can meet its Kickstarter goal.
For more information about Threshold visit the project's website. To purchase tickets for the performance visit Brown Paper Tickets. Interested volunteers should check out the project's special volunteer Facebook page. To read more about how the project came about, check out the Creative Loafing article.
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