Bartholomew Swims

Bartholomew Swims

A dance for a city pool and its people

July 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017
 
Bartholomew Pool
1800 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723
 
FREE with required reservation
 
Reservations are currently sold out. 
Sign up to volunteer to be guaranteed to see the show. 
Join our mailing list to be notified when additional tickets are released. 
Limited tickets will be available at the door, starting at 7:15pm.
 
OR
 
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.”
 
 
A special thanks to our sponsors & partners:
 
SwimATX
Reagan High School
Windsor Park Neighborhood Association
 
 
 
This project is funded and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, an Engaging Dance Audiences grant, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department believing that an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding form the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.