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Forklift Danceworks - THE TREES OF GOVALLE

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Description
Featuring the employees of Austin’s Urban Forestry Division of the Parks and Recreation Department, The Trees of Govalle will explore the often invisible work of our city arborists, the men and women who take care of Austin’s trees. Inspired by the movement of their daily work, the dance will include the employees climbing trees, moving brush, and revving chainsaws.

The performance, centered around an illustrious pecan tree in Austin’s Govalle Park, will also incorporate stories and interviews from the Govalle-Johnston Terrace Neighborhood, to showcase the neighborhood’s rich history and celebrate some of Austin’s longest-standing families.

Co-directed by Allison Orr and Krissie Marty with original music composed and performed by Graham Reynolds and production design by Stephen Pruitt.

FORKLIFT DANCEWORKSLed by Artistic Director and Founder Allison Orr, Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach programs, classes, and workshops, the company empowers all people to be actively engaged in the creative process.

Forklift has presented over 20 community-based dances, including performances by City of Austin sanitation workers, City of Austin firefighters, Venetian gondoliers, guide dogs and their owners, Austin Symphony Conductor Peter Bay, linemen and electrical technicians from Austin Energy, and most recently members of the The Japanese Women’s Baseball League. Forklift challenges audiences to expand notions of dance and performer while posing the question: who and what can be presented on stage? Uncovering that which is essential to the life of a community but often goes unnoticed is central in the company’s dances, as Forklift seeks to give voice to people who may be marginalized or frequently overlooked.

The Company has garnered national attention with support from the prestigious MAP Fund and The NEA and features in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Dance Magazine, Texas Monthly, and NPR. Allison Orr has three times been named the year’s most outstanding choreographer by The Austin Critics Table and in 2012 The Austin Chronicle named her the city’s “Best Movement Illuminator.”

Support for The Trees of Govalle comes from the City of Austin/Cultural Arts Division, Texas Commission on the Arts, and numerous individual donors.
Requirements
Please check in at the information tent in Govalle Park. The volunteer coordinator will give them more details about their assignment and any equipment they may need. The event is outdoors so please dress comfortably and be ready for lots of walking. Water refilling stations will be available so please feel free to bring your own drinking bottle. In the event of bad weather, volunteers should check www.forkliftdanceworks.org for information on delays or cancellations.
PerksVolunteers are welcome to stay and watch the show the night they are volunteering. Show seating is either lawn chair or bring a blanket for ground seating. Questions should be directed to volunteers@forkliftdanceworks.org.
Parking DetailsPlease park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721
Look for signs.
You may want to walk thru thinkEAST to Govalle Park. If you decide to do this, check in with the thinkEAST information booth for directions to the park.
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Shifts (10)

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Parking Attendant for ADA LotSun, Apr 12 6:00pmSun, Apr 12 8:00pm


Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721
3/3Over
Parking Attendant for Cast and CrewSun, Apr 12 6:00pmSun, Apr 12 8:00pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721
1/1Over
VIP AssistantSun, Apr 12 6:00pmSun, Apr 12 8:00pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, 78721, Austin, TX 78721
7/7Over
Ticket TakerSun, Apr 12 6:00pmSun, Apr 12 8:30pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721
8/8Over
UsherSun, Apr 12 6:30pmSun, Apr 12 8:00pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs.., 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721
6/6Over
Usher and DonationsSun, Apr 12 6:30pmSun, Apr 12 8:00pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd,, Austin, TX 78721
5/5Over
DonationsSun, Apr 12 6:30pmSun, Apr 12 8:00pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721
3/3Over
UsherSun, Apr 12 9:00pmSun, Apr 12 10:30pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, 78721, Austin, TX 78721
3/3Over
Usher and DonationsSun, Apr 12 9:00pmSun, Apr 12 10:30pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721
5/5Over
DonationsSun, Apr 12 9:00pmSun, Apr 12 10:30pm

Please park at the thinkEAST lot, at 1075 Jain Lane, 78721 Follow the signs., 5200 Bolm Rd,, Austin, TX 78721
3/3Over