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Dance with a doggo

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Tai Moses

For Forklift Danceworks’ latest project, the collaborative dance company is partnering with the Austin Animal Center on a cross-species performance called Dances for Dogs and People Who Walk Them, featuring the “movement and stories of Austin Animal Center workers, local dog lovers and their dogs.” The performance is part of a daylong event that includes waived adoption fees for those ready to adopt a furry family member, tours of the shelter and activity booths with local vendors. Gretchen LaMotte, Forklift choreographer and programs manager, explained in a press release, “There is a natural dance that happens every day between dogs and the people who walk them – a dance that reflects their unique personalities, relationships and environments. Whether trotting along calmly or tugging on the leash ready to run and play, a dog’s movement tells a story. And the people who care for dogs are an integral part of that story.” The performance starts at 2; attendees and their pups are welcome to join the finale. Saturday, April 23, 1-4 p.m, Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop.

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