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    Forklift Danceworks

    PO Box 1304
    Austin , TX 78702
    512/222-5287

    Website: http://forkliftdanceworks.org/contact.html


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    Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach programs, classes, and workshops, the company empowers all people to be actively engaged in the creative process. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Austin-based Forklift Danceworks creates dances...

    Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach programs, classes, and workshops, the company empowers all people to be actively engaged in the creative process. Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Austin-based Forklift Danceworks creates dances with all kinds of people. Using the movement that people perform in their everyday lives as choreographic material, Forklift Danceworks creates dances with professional dancers and people entirely new to dance. Past company productions have included Venetian gondoliers, City of Austin Solid Waste employees, Elvis impersonators, people who are visually impaired, and women over 65.As part of its goal to foster creativity and serve a diverse audience, Forklift directs Leaps and Bounds—a creative movement program for children at two Austin-area schools, and Body Shift—ongoing classes in mixed-ability dance (classes accessible to people with and without disabilities). By creating dances that engage a diverse audience—both as audience and performer—Forklift Danceworks broadens access to contemporary dance while building community and fostering the creative spirit.

    This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.


     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Annual Body Shift Mixed-Ability Dance Intensive

    Presented by VSA Texas and Forklift Danceworks

    November 22 - November 23, 2014

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