Activating Communities through creative collaboration since 2001

Support Forklift Danceworks

Thanks to you and your support, this year Forklift Danceworks celebrated twenty years of radically inclusive dance performances that honor workers, tell powerful stories, and bring people together. Please join the movement for community-based performance and make a year-end gift by December 31st. We need your support, now more than ever!

On the Job: 20 Portraits from 20 Years

On the Job: 20 Portraits from 20 Years highlights the work of twenty people who have collaborated and performed with Forklift Danceworks. Created through interviews between Forklift choreographers and our collaborators, the series shares the voices and experiences of people whose work sustains our communities. New portraits will be released each month, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram to meet more Forklift performers throughout the year!

Trucks Don’t Dance: Music for Forklift Danceworks

Celebrating a decade-long collaboration, Trucks Don’t Dance is a collection of music composed by Graham Reynolds for Forklift Danceworks performances. The album features tracks that originally accompanied the work of city sanitation workers, electrical utility workers, university campus employees, and parks and recreation staff who performed in Forklift dances over the past twenty years. Trucks Don’t Dance is available as a limited-run vinyl record and digitally.

Platinum Party: A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to our event committee, sponsors, collaborators, guests, and volunteers for making this night so special. Because of our generous community, Forklift’s future is looking bright!

Celebrating Twenty Years of Creative Collaboration

Over the past twenty years, Forklift Danceworks has collaborated with firefighters, sanitation workers, and baseball players to name a few. We’ve danced everywhere from pools to college campuses to airplane hangers and the Texas State Capitol. With each dance we’ve seen that art can connect and activate our communities for the better. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this year as we reflect on the people we’ve danced with for the last twenty years.