Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Take a peek inside the cardboard house of "Threshold"

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 7:54 AM

What's it like to build a house made entirely of cardboard? And what motivates someone to put together the "50,000 square feet of cardboard, 100 gallons of glue, 30 artists, 70 volunteers, 2000 hours" (and an average of 50 cups of coffee a day) to make it all happen?

Threshold, a performance that took place August 16-19, 2012, in a house made entirely of cardboard on the campus of Georgia Tech, was one of the most talked about Atlanta dance productions of the year. The Creative Loafing feature article detailed the fascinating collaboration between the dance artists of the Lucky Penny and the innovative architectural firm Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects. The production was a Critic's Pick in our recent Best of Atlanta 2012 issue, as was the creative mind behind the vision, Blake Beckham.

You can take a peek inside the process that created the house tonight Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. at a free artist talk at the Dance Studio at Emory University's Schwartz Center. The presentation by Beckham includes documentary footage by Room Eleven Media (check out a sample above). Architect Mack Scogin and the The Lucky Penny design team will also be on hand to give an intimate glimpse inside their creative process in creating the cardboard house.

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