Bartholomew Swims

~ a dance for a city pool and its people ~

The first in a trilogy of performances, Bartholomew Swims is a collaboration with Austin Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division.

Presented on July 21, 22, 28 & 29th, 2017 at Austin’s Bartholomew Municipal Pool, the performance was free to attend for an audience of 2,000+. Audience members were asked to come in their swimsuits so they could join the dance and jump in the water. Bartholomew Swims offered a space for shared, embodied civic action within the public space of the city pool.

See the show program here and check out more photos in our Flickr Album.

Collaborators and the Dancemaking Process

Swim ATX
Stephen Pruitt Production Designer
Ruby Taylor Longtime Resident
Aquatics Division Staff
Graham Reynolds Composer
Citizens Advisory Committee