The last in a trilogy of pool performances featuring City of Austin Aquatic staff and East Austin residents.
Givens Swims will feature the everyday movement of the people who maintain and swim at the pool. From neighborhood teens to community elders, the story of Givens Pool will be told by the people who have long lived, worked, and played around this historic place. In collaboration with this summer’s performances, visual artists Cindy Elizabeth and Ernesto Hernandez are creating temporary installations at Givens Pool.
Directed by: Allison Orr and Krissie Marty
Music by: Graham Reynolds
Production Design by: Stephen Pruitt
Thanks to partners: Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department Aquatics Division, Givens Recreation Center, KAZI, Austin History Center African American Community Archives, Jump On It University, Hands Full of Cash Car Club, MLK Neighborhood Association, and Six Square.
Many thanks to sponsors: the St. David’s Foundation, Austin Parks Foundation, AT&T, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Alamo Drafthouse, Beacon Nonprofit Consulting, Conversation Piece Marketing & PR, Hotel San José, IBC Bank, Texas Gas Service, Topo Chico, Violet Crown Cinemas, and Zócalo Design, Austin Eastciders, and Capital Metro.
Forklift Danceworks is proud to announce that this project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, Dance USA/Engaging Dance Audiences, the MAP Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.