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Allison Orr Named 2018 USA Fellow
Honor for Forklift Danceworks founder comes with $50K grant
"...do get the recognition they deserve. Case in point: Allison Orr, founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, whose..."

Jan. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Elvis Lives!
Allison Orr choreographs a new comeback special for the King
"...Allison Orr was not always in touch with her inner..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Trash,' Take Two
Allison Orr takes out the Trash a second – and final – time
"...a bit hairy for Forklift artistic director and choreographer Allison Orr: "We changed the whole end." What had worked..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Power to the People
Cue the linemen! 'Trash Project' choreographer Allison Orr is making Austin Energy dance
"...Allison Orr is back in the old routine: up at..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Trash Dance
The process used by Austin choreographer Allison Orr to create this dance piece for garbage trucks and sanitation workers is revealed in this fascinating documentary record.
"...may be another man’s treasure, it takes Austin-based choreographer Allison Orr to demonstrate that one city’s trash collection can..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Corps de Garbage
Allison Orr's latest dance pays tribute to the working folks who take out the trash
"...Allison Orr saw it long ago, and for years the..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Forklift Danceworks' My Parks, My Pools, My City
With Bartholomew Swims, Allison Orr's dance company plunges into Austin's pool problem
"...when PARD director Sara Hensley invited Forklift Artistic Director Allison Orr – you know her and her A-team, Krissie..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

'Play Ball'
Allison Orr finds dance at the diamond, choreographing baseball moves in a tribute to Downs Field
"...dance, thanks to Austin's great champion of everyday motion, Allison Orr. The Forklift Danceworks artistic director and choreographic force..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'PowerUP' Taking Reservations
Reserve tix now for Forklift's follow-up to 'Trash Project'
"...If you thought Allison Orr worked some choreographic magic with some men working..."

Sept. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

From the Vaults: Talking 'Trash'
Andrew Garrison discusses filming Allison Orr's 'Trash Project'
"...Garrison offers a record of the making of choreographer Allison Orr's one-night-only, site-specific production of The Trash Project –..."

May 3, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Forklift: Power Up!
'Trash Project' follow-up dances with Austin Energy workers
"...With her 2009 work The Trash Project, Allison Orr managed the remarkable feat of making us see..."

March 21, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The King and I
Allison Orr's choreographic tribute to Elvis Presley, The King and I, is perceptive, inventive, and surprisingly engaging
"...weeks, it would be hard not to know that Allison Orr has created a dance piece about Elvis using..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Forklift Danceworks Goes "On the Job" With Essential Workers
The company's new audio series gives voice to city employees and what they're doing during the pandemic
"...actions and presenting them under lights, Forklift Artistic Director Allison Orr and Associate Artistic Director Krissie Marty revealed the..."

May 22, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Skate! A Night at the Rink': Heaven on Wheels
Choreographer Allison Orr liked the moves she saw at the rink so much, she invited local skaters to dance
"...That was Allison Orr's reaction when she first ventured into the Playland..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Body Shift
Bringing differently abled and able-bodied dancers into the studio together
"...the right word is: 'mixed-ability,' 'integrated,' or 'inclusive,'" admits Allison Orr, artistic director of Forklift Danceworks. For promoting Body..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

ACC Dance Department: The joys of discovery
ACC's dance program is noteworthy for its strong faculty and the way they help young choreographers find their voice
"...choreographers (Johnson, José Luis Bustamante, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, and Allison Orr, among others), the regular opportunities it offers students..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sex, Lies and Fairytales
Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks' season opener seemed to be about journeys, with six choreographers charting the ways we get from here to there and what they mean
"...of Greek legend. Hardy and dancers Laura Cannon and Allison Orr appeared wearing bolero jackets and affecting the moves..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'The Trash Project II'
Forklift Danceworks reprises its extraordinary ballet for sanitation workers and trucks
"...performance ended 17 months ago, people have been asking Allison Orr when she is going to present The Trash..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Oh Mother
Allison Orr, who's expecting her first child in late March, has organized a program of contemporary dance by a half-dozen moms and moms-to-be
"...make more dances. Especially dances about being with child. Allison Orr is the latest. The artistic director of Forklift..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Choreographer Allison Orr pops up on the National Geographic Channel, and Ballet East and UT professor Bion Tsang are honored
"...Dogging Orr..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Forklift Danceworks
Ballet for Bay
"...of city employees, and a massive municipal bureaucracy, choreographer Allison Orr is scaling things back a bit. OK, a..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fusebox Festival
Up first at the cutting-edge arts fest? Boot-scootin' on the statehouse steps.
"...Watson and Christina Marrs as Forklift Danceworks Artistic Director Allison Orr leads 200 – count 'em, 200 – two-steppers..."

April 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Skate! A Night at the Rink
Forklift Danceworks' latest was a big wet kiss to the communal joys of roller-skating
"...skated (and fallen) on that track. Forklift Artistic Director Allison Orr made that tradition explicit by playing recorded memories..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
"...Allison Orr, former member of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange,..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...most mundane gestures are artfully compelling. Forklift founder/Artistic Director Allison Orr provides both vision and infectious enthusiasm, making eager..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Dance Fever
With Hot September Flurries, a corps of Austin choreographers burn up the Blue all month long
"...based on the cult film Death Race 2000, alongside Allison Orr, whose most recent project, The King and I,..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Trees of Govalle
Forklift Danceworks' latest connected care for urban trees, a neighborhood's life, and all of us to nature
"...actions – chiefly the work of Forklift Artistic Director Allison Orr and associate choreographer Krissy Marty – could be..."

April 17, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Talking Trash
Trash Dance streams here for the next two weeks – for free
"...Garrison’s documentary captures the making and performance of choreographer Allison Orr’s much-adored Trash Project in which she marshaled the..."

Jan. 13, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Orchestrating Partnerships
Maestro Peter Bay likes to play with others – especially when they're outside the orchestra
"...The second collaboration is with choreographer Allison Orr, artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, who is translating..."

May 4, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Culture Flash!
Forklift Kickstarts Trash 2, and Austin artists get to hit the boards
"...of The Trash Project. Four weeks after Artistic Director Allison Orr launched the drive at a press conference announcing..."

April 1, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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