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East Austin pools to host extended dance party

Friday, February 24, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

East Austin pools are in for the Forklift Danceworks treatment. At a press conference yesterday with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and City Council Member Greg Casar, the company revealed its plans to use city of Austin Aquatics lifeguards and staff as the talent for its three-year dance project called My Park, My Pool, My City. Forklift and Parks and Recreation Department staff hope that the project will raise awareness about the infrastructure needs of the city’s pool system. The first dance premieres at Bartholomew Pool July 21-22 and 28-29. “Bartholomew Pool is an important amenity and historic site as the first integrated public pool in Austin,” Casar wrote on Facebook. “I’m excited that Bartholomew Pool will be the center of this project that will bring together our City resources, the arts, and surrounding neighborhoods.”

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