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
Mingle with Forklift dancers while enjoying live performances, local bites, beverages, and idiosyncratic exploits at stations inspired by past projects.
- Swing by the Baseball Booth to measure your pitching speed
- Stop by the Lifeguard Stand for some summertime Baywatch vibes
- Embrace your inner Venetian at the gondola booth
- PowerUP with a gourmet slider and some electrifying stats
- Sidle up to a fire engine to toast some of the Austin’s bravest
And in true Forklift style, the event will culminate in a dance party under the stars
Suggested attire – all things PLATINUM! Guests can add shimmer to their shine at the Platinum Lounge!
Forklift’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will be entirely outdoors and follow all Austin Public Health and CDC guidelines. The event will have limited capacity to ensure space for social distancing. Guests will be required to show status of a negative COVID-19 test within 48-72 hours of the event, or attendees can present their vaccine card in lieu of a negative test. Masks will be required per City of Austin mandate.
Join the movement! Become a sponsor of Forklift’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.
For more information on sponsorships or the event, please contact:
Vivienne O’Dwyer, Executive Administrator
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
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