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    My Pool, My Park, My City: Bartholomew Swims

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    July 21 - July 29, 2017


    My Pool, My Park, My City: Bartholomew Swims

    A dance for a city pool and its people

    July 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017

    FREE with required reservation - reservations can be booked online at


    Forklift Danceworks is proud to announce their next performance, Bartholomew Swims. Featuring City of Austin lifeguards, Aquatics maintenance staff and neighborhood residents, Bartholomew Swims will draw choreography from the everyday movement of work and swimming. Imagine a maintenance employee describing the underbelly of the pool as he walks along its edge. Picture lifeguards performing drills in sync, and a dozen local kids doing cannonballs in unison.


    Directed by Allison Orr and Krissie Marty

    Music by Graham Reynolds

    Production Design by Stephen Pruitt


    Bartholomew Swims will launch My Park, My Pool, My City—Forklift's three-year artistic collaboration with PARD Aquatics Division, aimed at helping to tell the stories of the pool and highlight the value of our city pools while inspiring Austinites from across the city to work together to tackle the complex issues of our aquatics system. The ambitious, multi-year collaboration is the first of its kind to raise awareness about the city’s pools and dedicated workers. “The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is excited to be able to work with Forklift Danceworks on such an important and intriguing project,” states Sara Hensley, Interim Assistant City Manager. “The incredible way that Artistic Director Allison Orr and her team create a love for nature and culture by using facilities, Parks, equipment and staff through dance, movement, engagement and history is a treasure for anyone who is touched by it.”

    Bartholomew Municipal Pool

    1800 E 51st St
    Austin, TX 78723

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    Admission Info:

    FREE with required reservation - reservations can be booked online at

    Individual Dates & Times: *
    Jul 28, 2017: 8 pm - 9 pm (Fri)
    Jul 28, 2017: 10 pm - 11 pm (Fri)
    Jul 29, 2017: 8 pm - 9 pm (Sat)
    Jul 29, 2017: 10 pm - 11 pm (Sat)

    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

    Phone: 512-222-5287

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