Rehearsing Relay

Over the past six months, I’ve traveled down the river and met not only hundreds of amazing river people, but perhaps most importantly, I met the one man who I believe I’ll spend the rest of my life with. Right on the river in Minneapolis! This river, and this project, are already—and swiftly—changing and uprooting in ways very welcome! The fortunate thing of this new union is that my new partner is not only a great person connected to the river, but he is a runner! And we have become quite the relay team. Since August, we have run in …

We are moving. We are dancing.

Today’s performance at #TEDxQuincy was awesome! So many thanks to my #relayteam for making this come together so seamlessly and my support system at home in LA and MN. Love to you all at both ends of our Great #mississippiriver #relayofvoices #thegreatriverrun #ahouseunbuilt #tedx #tedxtalks

KPLC-TV

Artist Victoria Bradford “running home” to discuss Relay of Voices: The Great River Run By Theresa Schmidt| October 31, 2018 at 5:43 PM CDT – Updated November 1 at 11:02 AM  LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – A local artist who made quite a name for herself ten years ago with a group called “Poor Pony” and an event called Pony Fest is returning to Lake Charles for a special night. Victoria Bradford is visiting from Chicago to share details of her latest project. Relay of voices: The Great River Run. They were Halloweens of a decade ago when Bradford and friends filled the …

Notes from Clarksdale

LISA: fullness; brimming; island time; teal building; barrier; influx; disperse; 45 miles; whirling; sunsets…

CARLA: wandering around town / picnic in the gazebo…

Windy City Times

SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Unusual offerings heat up summer by Joanna Furnans Dance this summer starts with a bang and ends with a slow, satisfying burn. Front load your dance card in June, take a beach break in July and return for some glitz, glamour and guts in August. Here are the top picks for Chicago dance this season: —The Pivot Arts Festival on Chicago’s North Side returns for its sixth season with a stellar lineup of local and visiting dancer/performers. First, catch Corey Smith’s “The New Prairie School at the Colvin House” ( Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m.; Sun. June …

Visit Grand Rapids

by Victoria Bradford I recently drove over 4,000 miles up and down the Mississippi River with my mother. We didn’t kill each other. In fact, I think I came to know my home so much better, as we journeyed physically toward it—en route from Minnesota to Louisiana, the state where I grew up. Along our path, we stopped in Grand Rapids, MN to connect with a group of local citizens who are invested in the river and the water issues of the area. We stopped in over 100 towns and cities, but our experience in Grand Rapids was like a …

Eudora Enterprise

Really of Voices: Artists who are part of the Great River Run will make an overnight Stop in Eudora Special to the Spectator/Enterprise The 2019 Relay of Voices: The Great River Run for six talented dancers will make an overnight stop in Eudora. Four female artists and two males, acting both as relay runners and support person­nel, are training for the approximately 3000 mile run. Victoria Bradford, a New Orleans native, made a 30 day drive on the Great River Road developing the relay. While visiting in Eudora, Bradford met with locals as she planned the route and reviewed the …

Long Overdue: Last Long Run

It’s official. The Advance Tour for #relayofvoices #thegreatriverrun is in it’s last 24 hours. A storm has been making it’s way inland from just off the coast, thwarting our plans to take a boat to the Mouth of the River today… the “3 passes” that is—that’s right, it’s a Delta, it fans out, and there is not just one way out, there are many.

Aitkin Age

Relay of voices: The Great River Run by Lynn Mizner Victoria Bradford, a self-confessed “water person”, hails from coastal Louisiana. She continues to return frequently from Chicago where she works as a choreographer with her own dance company. She uses creative movement to address social and other issues. When she took up running as a ritual practice, she realized that her practice had to be integrated into her artistic world. Last year she had the idea of running home to Louisiana. As a recent adopter of running, when she had an injury she realized it would be important to pace …

Morrison County Record

Little Falls asked to be part of ‘Relay of Voices’ as it runs the river summer 2019 by Terry Lehrke Victoria Bradford who lives in Chicago is a runner and an artist. As such, she’s been dreaming of how to bring the two together. Originally from Louisiana, Bradford has been pondering a long-distance, inclusive race, that would take her down the Mississippi River, starting at Itasca, to her Louisiana hometown of Venice. Sort of “Running Home,” she said. Along the way, her dream for herself and her five relay mates, is to stop in various towns to rest, listen to …