- March 12, 2015

Free Dance: The Trees of Govalle


On Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8 p.m., join Forklift Danceworks in Govalle Park to experience Austin’s urban forest and the dedicated arborists who care for our trees in a whole new way. Reservations for Forklift Danceworks’ newest dance, The Trees of Govalle, are now available online.

Featuring the trees of East Austin’s Govalle park and the hardworking Urban Forestry employees who care for them, The Trees of Govalle will highlight the care and dedication that goes into maintaining some of our city’s oldest and tallest organisms. Rooted in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods, the dance will also incorporate the Govalle-Johnston Terrace neighborhood’s rich history and celebrates some of Austin’s longest-standing families.

Working closely with Urban Forestry employees, choreographers Allison Orr and Krissie Martywill utilize the movement and finesse of the arborists and their machinery to create a dance highlighting the skill, commitment, and elegance that is needed to keep our city’s green space healthy. During the dance, audience members will also learn about how to care for our urban forests, and upon arrival audience members will be directed to walk along a wooded path. During this walk, local arborists and volunteers from TreeFolks will offer audience members information about how to care for and maintain a healthy and vibrant urban forest. 

The Trees of Govalle will be entirely free and will be accompanied by an original musical score composed and directed by Graham Reynolds with production and lighting design by Stephen Pruitt

Come early to explore thinkEAST and the many exciting performances that are a part of the Fusebox Festival! 

For more information, visit the Forklift Danceworks website. Make your reservation for The Trees of Govalle here.