Dove Springs Swims / Nadamos Dove Springs

~ a dance for a city pool and its people ~

The second in a trilogy of performances, Dove Springs Swims / Nadamos Dove Springs is a collaboration with Dove Springs residents and the Austin Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division.

Presented on July 12, 13, 14, & 15th, 2018 at Austin’s Dove Springs Pool, the free performances showcased neighborhood residents and pool users alongside Aquatics staff for an audience of 2,000+. Accompanied by live original music by Graham Reynolds and underwater lighting design by Stephen Pruitt, participants and audience alike experienced a joyous celebration of the public gathering space of Dove Springs Pool.


Pre-show entertainment featured Cecilia + the Broken Hearts on Saturday, July 14 and Tiarra Girls on Sunday, July 15.

We are grateful to have collaborated with Dove Springs Recreation Center Advisory CommitteeRiver City Youth Foundation, Dove Springs Proud, Dove Springs Ducks, and GO! Austin / ¡VAMOS! Austin.

See photos of the performance HERE.


Accessibility Information

Forklift Danceworks is committed to ensuring that our free performances are fully accessible to all audience members. The following accommodations were in place for this summer’s performance of Dove Springs Swims / Nadamos Dove Springs:

  • Dove Springs Neighborhood Pool is an ADA-compliant facility. The front entrance of the pool is ramped and wheelchair accessible, and Forklift staff members were available to assist patrons in wheelchairs and to escort them to designated seating areas that are wheelchair-accessible.
  • Audio description for the performance was provided on July 14, 2018.
  • Programs and posters for the show were provided in both English and Spanish.