MapFund

About the Grant

$25,000 to support Play Ball (MAP 2014)
$5,000 to general operating expenses for Forklift Danceworks

About the Project

Rooted in a two-year creative partnership with the Astros Major League Baseball Organization, Play Ball is a grand civic spectacle that fuses Allison Orr’s 15 years of ethnographic choreography with the deeply woven traditions and ritualized movement of America's national pastime — baseball. Featuring Astros players as well as 250 additional stadium staff and community members, the performance will weave together choreographed movement along with interviews, video projection, and cameos by retired star players, performed to a live original musical score in Houston’s Minute Maid Park for an audience of 20,000+.

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