"Living Dance" at the Fine Arts Library featuring Allison Orr of Forklift Danceworks
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
At the Fine Arts Library , Reading Room
Allison Orr will be the inaugural guest for a new speaker series at UT’s Fine Arts Library (FAL) on the state and fate of dance titled “Living Dance,”. Orr will share stories, thoughts and footage from the remarkable projects that have arisen at the intersection of dance and daily life including “Play Ball Downs Field,” “Play Ball Kyoto,” “The Trash Project” and “PowerUP.”
As founder and creative force behind Forklift Danceworks, Orr has made her mark by taking the seemingly ordinary and reframing it in extraordinary ways. To do so, she’s recruited a cadre of non-traditional performers to her various dance projects: Venetian gondoliers, Japanese baseball players, sanitation workers and roller skaters, to name a few — each opening their trade or passion to observation and interpretation through Orr’s choreographic vision.
The “Living Dance” series aims to bring greater awareness of Austin’s rich dance heritage and to begin documenting its past, present and future.
$3 special event prepaid parking is available by clicking on the following link and selecting "E. William Doty Fine Arts Building":