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Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks - A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff


“WesWorks” features the movement and stories of Wesleyan Facilities staff, as directed by Forklift Danceworks. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. Produced by Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, "WesWorks" highlights the important work of custodial staff, groundskeepers, power plant workers, and other Physical Plant workers who make the campus run. The workers’ personal narrative is interwoven with a stylized presentation of their jobs in order to create a compelling piece of art. Musicians included Wesleyan faculty, staff, and students. "WesWorks" was presented by the Center for the Arts in partnership with the College of the Environment, Physical Plant, SMG Custodial, the Creative Campus Initiative, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and the Dance Department, with additional funding support from the New England Foundation for the Arts.

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