Celebration

For twenty years, Forklift has created radically inclusive dance performances that honor workers, share stories, and bring people together

About the Event

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH FROM 7 pm – 11 pm
UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN

An unforgettable evening under the stars, Forklift will gather city collaborators, community leaders, art fans and our civic-minded supporters as we celebrate 20 years. 

Guests will enjoy interactive performances, local bites and beverages, and inspiring moments drawn from Forklift’s dances with workers, heavy machinery, and local communities. And in Forklift style, the event will culminate in a platinum dance party.

Connect with Austinites in an extraordinary way as we celebrate art and the people who keep our city moving!

Sponsorships

Join the movement! Become a sponsor of Forklift’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Download the sponsorship packet PDF

For more information on sponsorships or the event, please contact:

Vivienne O’Dwyer, Executive Administrator
vivienne@forkliftdanceworks.org
512-222-5287 (office) 401-855-5534 (cell)

20th Anniversary Celebration Host Committee

Liz Bullock, Co-Chair; Director of Digital and Paid Media, Rackspace

Bill Hopkins, Co-Chair; Health Care Lawyer, Partner at Spencer Fane LLP

Pam Benson Owens, CEO of Six Square—Austin’s Black Cultural District

Ezequiel Calderon, Forklift Board Member; Delivery Lead at Praxent

Kathy Garza Smith, Senior Project Manager at HDR, Umlauf Board Chair

Alejandra Hamlet, Forklift Board Member; Sales and Marketing Manager, Levior Energy

Nathan Idais, Stylist & Opera Guild Member

Callie Langford, Forklift Board Member; Marketing Account Manager, (un)Common Logic

Tobin Levy, Writer, Editor & Event Designer

Judy Matula, Ballet Austin and Austin Chamber Music Board

Ciyadh Wells, Forklift Board Member; Director of Individual Giving; Austin Classical Guitar

About Forklift Danceworks