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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
"...their shows are doing under the stay-at-home order, and Forklift Danceworks is no exception. But unlike other companies, which..."

May 22, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Forklift Danceworks' Dove Springs Swims
The company's latest community production showed why Dove Springs' pool matters to that neighborhood and to all of us as well
"...project My Park, My Pool, My City, created by Forklift Danceworks in partnership with the City of Austin Parks..."

July 20, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Forklift Danceworks: You'll Know It When You See It
Five choreographers join the company in making work that undefines dance
"...had the fleeting feeling that you were dancing? For Forklift Danceworks' next project, Artistic Director Allison Orr invited five..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Forklift Danceworks' My Parks, My Pools, My City
With Bartholomew Swims, Allison Orr's dance company plunges into Austin's pool problem
" admission was 30 cents) until 2008. When the Forklift Danceworks team interviewed Tap – that's Jonathan Tapscott, a..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Forklift Danceworks
Ballet for Bay
"...On the Forklift Danceworks blog, company Artistic Director Orr states that she..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Luv Doc Recommends: Studio 54klift: A Fundraiser for Forklift Danceworks
Spider House Ballroom, Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 7, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Forklift: Power Up!
'Trash Project' follow-up dances with Austin Energy workers
"...Yesterday, Orr's company, Forklift Danceworks, launched a Kickstarter campaign for its next production,..."

March 21, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Choreographer Alison Orr's New Book Dances Across the Page
Dance Works recounts 23 years of Forklift Danceworks as a force for community change
"...mentioned when we met to discuss her dance company, Forklift Danceworks, their new project, The Way of Water, and..."

June 30, 2023 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

In We Are Here! Living the Legacy of Dr. Givens, Remembering East Austin’s Past and Fighting for Its Future
Eastside advocates and participants in Forklift Danceworks' Givens Swims shared their thoughts about their community
"...Working Group, which hosted the program in partnership with Forklift Danceworks and Austin PBS, held up the park's namesake,..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Forklift Danceworks' showcase of Austin Energy employees doing what they do was dazzling and inspiring
"...So it went with PowerUP, Forklift Danceworks' collaboration with Austin Energy, in which more than..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Allison Orr Named 2018 USA Fellow
Honor for Forklift Danceworks founder comes with $50K grant
" point: Allison Orr, founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks, whose choreographic career has had as much to..."

Jan. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Forklift Kickstarts Trash 2, and Austin artists get to hit the boards
"...• Congratulations to Forklift Danceworks on the successful completion of its Kickstarter campaign..."

April 1, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
" full-length work, Dec. 3-5, at Salvage Vanguard Theater Forklift Danceworks..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The Threat to NEA Funding and Austin
How would the proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts hit Austin? Hard.
"...Ann Starr, managing director of Forklift Danceworks, says that without the NEA, the local dance..."

April 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Katarina Brown

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Events of 2005 That Engaged and Endure
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite performances of dance and classical music from 2005
"...2) Night of Four Moons (Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks) A dream, brief but oh so sublime, with a..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Lasting Impressions in Dance From 2009
Recalling a year in which cranes became dancers and dancers became stars
"...2) CRANE SOLO, 'THE TRASH PROJECT' (FORKLIFT DANCEWORKS) Don Anderson, crane operator, transformed the machine into..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Public Notice
So much to do, so much Austin
"...pre-planning: The Trees of Govalle is a presentation by Forklift Danceworks, in conjunction with Fusebox and the city's Urban..."

March 27, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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

May 4, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

'Trash,' Take Two
Allison Orr takes out the Trash a second – and final – time
"...of The Trash Project, the much-lauded choreographic collaboration between Forklift Danceworks and the city of Austin's Solid Waste Services..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
Because it’s hot, you’re cool, and these are fun
"...2) Allison Orr and her Forklift Danceworks: One of this city’s premiere creative treasures. You..."

July 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

May 9, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Surprise, Surprise
Peter Bay's work in 'Solo Symphony' revealed sides of him that hadn't been seen before
"...them in the artistic realm, as he proved in Forklift Danceworks' Solo Symphony, a work inspired by his movements..."

July 27, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Miró finds a violinist, ACGS finds a guitarist, and it's time to take out the Trash
"...revival on Aug. 27 & 28. And producing company Forklift Danceworks has made that easy for you with a..."

July 29, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

'The Trash Project II'
Forklift Danceworks reprises its extraordinary ballet for sanitation workers and trucks
"...time to hammer out all the details, but the Forklift Danceworks artistic director finally has an answer for the..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Body Shift
Bringing differently abled and able-bodied dancers into the studio together
"...'integrated,' or 'inclusive,'" admits Allison Orr, artistic director of Forklift Danceworks. For promoting Body Shift, a weekendlong dance workshop..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

'Skate! A Night at the Rink'
Forklift's skating party disguised as a modern dance show returns to the rink
" is with Skate! A Night at the Rink, Forklift Danceworks' roller-skating party disguised as a modern dance show...."

March 6, 2009 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
"...been for me a place of great joy. But Forklift Danceworks' latest has changed all that...."

Aug. 1, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Another Round of Praise
Nominations for the 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The King and I, Forklift Danceworks..."

May 9, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dance Fever
With Hot September Flurries, a corps of Austin choreographers burn up the Blue all month long
"...smaller, independent companies of which Spank is part (and Forklift Danceworks and Ballet East and Deborah Hay and Aztlan..."

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
"...include in a choreographic production, but the latest from Forklift Danceworks was all about our forest friends – what..."

April 17, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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