Purchase the TRASH DANCE DVD for use in your SCHOOL, UNION, ARTS ORG/NGO, MUNICIPALITY, BUSINESS, or COMMUNITY GROUP! TRASH DANCE inspires dialogue across a wide range of areas including Dance, Public Art, Labor Studies, Class, Race, Environmental and Sustainability issues.
68 mins / 5.1 Stereo Surround / Closed Captions
Educational Use DVD includes Public Performance Rights
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“Magical” – NEW YORK TIMES
“Sublime…A small miracle” – WASHINGTON POST
“Unbelievable, incredibly beautiful and moving” – BLACKBOOK MAGAZINE
“Captures the human spirit of dance” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE
“Illuminates the reality that all work matters and has dignity, no matter the invisibility of the labor” – AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN
Best Documentary, 2012 SILVERDOCS Audience Award
Best Documentary, 2012 FULL FRAME Audience Award
Special Jury Recognition, 2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance, in front of an audience of thousands, who are awed to discover how in the world a garbage truck can “dance.”