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Givens Swims

A DANCE FOR A CITY POOL AND ITS PEOPLE
July 20, 21, 27, & 28 2019 at Givens Neighborhood Pool
8:30pm

UPDATE: Want to attend Givens Swims? If you have a promo code, click “Get Tickets” below to reserve your tickets.

Otherwise, here are some ways to guarantee a poolside seat to the show:

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Tickets are first come, first served – and they go fast! Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Givens Swims will feature the everyday movement of the people who maintain and swim at the pool. From neighborhood teens to community elders, the story of Givens Pool will be told by the people who have long lived, worked, and played around this historic place.

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Important information about the performance:

  • The performance is entirely outdoors and will take place in and around Givens Neighborhood Pool. There will be bleacher seating, with folding chairs available upon request for those who cannot sit on bleachers. Be prepared for mosquitos and other bugs by bringing and wearing bug spray.
  • Bathing suits and flip-flops are encouraged as audience members will have a chance to get in the water. Please leave any bags, purses, or valuables at home or in your vehicle.
  • Please do not bring food into the pool area. Only water in non-glass containers will be permitted.
  • Parking will be available at the pool! If you choose other parking nearby, please park according the rules. Consider carpooling or taking public transportation. Bike racks will be available at the pool.
  • Reservations are only held until 10 minutes before the performance after which your tickets may be released and you will not be guaranteed entry.
  • Please let us know if you can no longer attend. Contact tickets@forkliftdanceworks.org or (512) 222-5287 to change or cancel your reservation.

Have a story about Givens Pool, Givens Park, or the surrounding area? Call 512-222-5287 or email stories@forkliftdanceworks.org to connect with us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Learn more about the rich history surrounding Givens Pool on our project website.

 

Forklift Danceworks is proud to announce that this project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Research and public art commissioned through Art in Public Places.

For more sponsorship information about My Park, My Pool, My City, click HERE.

Special Thanks to our Community Partners:

PARD | Aquatics Division

Givens Recreation Center | Jump On It

Hands Full of Cash Car Club | MLK Neighborhood Association

KAZI 88.7 FM | Austin History Center African American Community Archives

Austin Parks Foundation | GO collaborative