Watershed Protection Department employees part of Waller Creek dance
More than two dozen Watershed Protection Department employees will be featured in a dance at Waller Creek.
Details: Set to live original music, the free performance presented by Forklift Danceworks runs from Thursday to Sunday and will explore the way water moves through downtown Austin, according to a news release.
- The 45-minute performance titled "The Way of the Water: Waller Creek" will feature the stories of city workers, including those who remove trash from Lady Bird Lake and environmental scientists who monitor water quality.
- The dance will also feature more than 15 vehicles including — you guessed it — a forklift.
What they're saying: Forklift Danceworks' Krissie Marty expects more than 2,000 attendees through the weekend "to see this urban waterway and the massive Tunnel Inlet Facility like never before."
- "Audiences will experience beauty in the movement of work, and the awe-inspiring human efforts and innovations that both support and confront the power of nature," Marty said in a statement.
The big picture: The performance is part of a multi-year collaboration between Forklift Danceworks and Austin's Watershed Protection Department.
- It's Forklift's seventh partnership with a city department.
If you go: Reservations are still available for a couple performances and limited tickets will be available at the door.
- The dance is also part of Waterloo Greenway's annual Creek Show, a series of art installations along Waller Creek.
- Reserve a free Creek Show ticket to see the artwork before or after the Forklift performance.
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