Givens Swims

~ a dance for a city pool and its people ~

July 20, 21, 27 & 28 2019 at Givens Pool


Givens Swims featured the everyday movement of the people who maintain and swim at the pool. From neighborhood teens to community elders, the story of Givens Pool was told by the people who have long lived, worked, and played around this historic place.


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As part of Givens Swims, artists Cindy Elizabeth and Ernesto Hernandez created temporary installations at Givens Pool. In collaboration with the Forklift Danceworks performances, their art work brought in additional community stories. Commissioned through the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program, this collaboration and creative research connects My Park, My Pool, My City to a permanent artistic work at the future renovated Givens Pool.