TRASH DANCE


A DOCUMENTARY FILM CHRONICLING THE CREATION OF THE TRASH PROJECT
premiered in 2012

W A T C H

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A B O U T

Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she joins city sanitation workers on their daily routes to listen, learn, and ultimately to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Hard working, often carrying a second job, their lives are already full with work, family and dreams of their own. But some step forward, and after months of rehearsal, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks perform an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of people show up to see how in the world a garbage truck can “dance.”


P R E S S  &  R E C O G N I T I O N

WINNER: Silverdocs 2012 Audience Award for Best Feature

WINNER: Full Frame 2012 Audience Award for Best Feature

Special Jury Recognition at SXSW 2012

TRASH DANCE was named one of Video Librarian’s Best Documentaries of 2014!

“A breath of fresh air”
– VARIETY

“A must-see…a joyful, exuberant tale”
– LA PRENSA

“Inspired and inspiring…a paean to the nobility of labor.  Not to be missed.”
– PASTE MAGAZINE

“Unbelievable, incredibly beautiful and moving”
– BLACKBOOK MAGAZINE