Dining and Dance

Staff from dining services form a U-shape around tables while bathed in blue light from above. The staff performed as part of Served, a show based on their everyday movements.

Photograph by Brad Wakoff

For three days in February, more than 50 members of Williams’ dining services staff were in the spotlight, performing live at the Paresky Center in Served, a show based on their everyday movements. The production was developed and choreographed by Forklift Danceworks, which seeks to give voice to people whose work sustains daily lives and whose stories are often untold. Says Lisa Armstrong, a prep and service attendant who participated, “I have a lot of pride in myself and the people I work with, because we have a job to do, and I think we all do it well once we all come together.”