Solo Symphony is a dance for Austin Symphony Conductor Peter Bay with choreography by Allison Orr and musical direction by Graham Reynolds. Staring Maestro Bay, the dance highlights the graceful, virtuosic movement of symphony conducting while sharing the story of how Bay became an acclaimed conductor.
Join Peter Bay and Allison Orr for this watch party as they answer audience questions and guide you through this unique performance!
- Cost: FREE
- Name: Forklift Danceworks
Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, award-winning Austin-based Forklift Danceworks presents innovative performance projects with diverse communities. Developed through collaborations with over 20 different communities so far—including sanitation workers, warehouse employees, and retired Negro League Baseball players—our dances show the skilled movement and tell the often unheard stories of the people whose work sustains our daily lives. Each performance is created through long-term artistic and ethnographic research within a community, enabling us as artists to understand the collaborating community’s history, challenges, and assets while building trusting relationships and observing movement material. We then create choreography with the participating community members, transforming the ordinary, mundane, and skillful movements of work and everyday life into a performance accompanied by live, original music and stories told in the workers’ or neighbors’ voices. Ultimately through our performances we seek to create opportunities for more informed civic dialogue, deeper understanding of the jobs essential to urban life, and greater connection between citizens and across communities.