So…Completely WOW performance

On Sunday, I had free tickets to a performance called PowerUP!  It was put on by Austin Energy and a company called Forklift Danceworks.  Three years in the making, the choreographers from FDW used the equipment and men of Austin Energy (our local energy company) to plan out an amazing show.  The music that was played throughout the program was played by a professional…like a mini-symphony? and written specifically for the performance.

These guys were climbing telephone poles, including one of the tall metal ones around 100 ft., making their 55 ft. bucket trucks do a duet, stringing line, dancing on said poles, showing how they rescue a coworker from the poles, and so much more!  They also had sections of the performance where these employees talked about what they did, why they did it, and how much they love their jobs.  One of the guys had already worked for the company for 35 years and figured he had 10 more years in him before he retired.  The man that climbed the high pole spoke of the beauty he could see from up there, the wide vistas, and the quiet.

For the first time, the person fixing things so I wouldn’t be stranded in the dark was a real person.

They had so many things going on at times I couldn’t catch all of them.  Things would creep up and then I would see a change all of a sudden.  It was fascinating and fun.  I had never heard of anything like this before.  I now know the company, Forklift Danceworks, has done this before with other groups.  I wish I had seen those performances.  Now I know to be on the look out for them.

Oh, and one of the employees of Austin Energy played the accordion as part of the performance as well, and who doesn’t like a good polka?

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~ by theartistryofthebipolarbrain on September 25, 2013.

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