Current Sources of Support
Victoria Bradford | A House Unbuilt received research and development support for Relay of Voices: The Great River Run by the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Bradford Family Fund, 3Arts and donors to 3AP (3Arts Projects), as well as other individual donations.
Direct program support for Relay has been provided by:
The Bradford Family Fund
Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Vesta & Mark Johnston
Eileen & Robert Piper
L & T Health Systems
American Press Foundation
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Louisiana Seafood & Marketing Board
Mississippi River Parkway Commission
As well as: Tracy Lemieux, Debbie Brinkmann, Ann Waris, Cathy & Jay Sanders, Deborah & Andrew Voxx, Carol & David Flanagan, Linda & Steve Cavin, Ollie & Elwyn Cavin, Jennifer & Chuck Bellon, Christy & Chris Jones, Beth & Dan Eason, Lee Boyer, Shirley & Tom Henning, Helen & Jim Boyer, Sandra & Ron Futrell, Courtney & Robert Dampf, Jane & D. C. Flynt, Lisa & Louis Todd, Neuro Associates, Phyllis & Gene Steech, JoLynn & Ronnie Dingler, Rau Financial Group, McElroy, Quirk & Burke, Kathy & M. L. Vincent, Ronnie Johns Campaign Fund, Cyrena & Pat Hight, Ann Todd, Anne & Paul Guillory, Scott Silberstein, Morning Star, Free Swim Fund, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Mary & Wilton Wallace.
This project is dedicated to my mother, without whose support, generosity, and true collaboration, Relay could not and would not exist. We started at the top of the river not knowing if we would be speaking by the end of it, and yet in the end, we found ourselves the old friends I always wanted to be.
Special thanks to James Pike, my committed advisor; Nic Ruley, my coach and friend who has always believed me stronger than I am; my family, especially my brother John and his wife Anne as well as my parents John and Dinah Bradford; and many thanks to all those who have already offered hospitality along the way: Coral and Richard Byrd, Susan and Steve Vescovo, Connie and Jerry Johnson, Anne and Paul Guillory, Kim and Cliff Greene, Barb and Aaron Huffman, and Tom Styrbicki.
And to the River...
"Into the same rivers we step and do not step, we are and are not.”—Heraclitus
The river persists, though its composition at any given time is ephemeral.