Bread & Butter (2014)
Tom Robinson Gallery
Performed by Julie Boruff, Mags Bouffard,
Isabelle Collazo, Nicholas Davio, Maria Macsay and Cristina Tadeo
Lighting Design by Rachel K. Levy
Photography by Matthew Gregory Hollis
Bread & Butter is a research and performance project that seeks to empower independent artists to advocate for the sustainability of our artistic community and create dialogue between those who create art, and those who consume it. The work features the voices of local artists speaking candidly about the idea of artistic wealth, worth, and community. Part live performance, part interactive sound installation, and part documentary, this collaborative venture between dance artist Cristina Tadeo and Chicago musician, Nicholas Davio explores artistic labor, worth, and the perceived value of art as commodity, and community.
"...Bread & Butter’s premiere, nestled into a tightly packed dance weekend featuring at least five other shows (that I’m aware of) speaks to its theme, and to Tadeo’s overarching mission to make a sustainable dance about sustainable dance."
"For a young dancemaker, the ability to show such restraint may be what keeps her in the game for the long term."
Bread & Butter is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, as well as support from 3Arts Artist Project Program; with additional support from
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago.