Activating Communities through creative collaboration since 2001

Forklift Danceworks’ Platinum Party

A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 28th
7 pm – 11 pm at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Enjoy local bites and beverages while interacting with performers, machinery, film, and music drawn from two decades of Forklift performances.

And in true Forklift style, the event will culminate in a platinum dance party under the stars.

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.

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!

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.