Trash Dance – Film Showing

Trash Dance PosterThis film showing is part of the Movement Matters Film Series. It includes three documentaries that explore dance as a vehicle for social change and personal transformation.

Monday, February 29, 2016
Stern Center, Great Room, 6 p.m.

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up trash.  Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle.  On an abandoned runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver a stunningly beautiful performance. Following the film showing, Andrew Garrison and crane operator Donald Anderson will offer comments and answer questions via Skype.

This film showing is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issue and co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Center for Sustainability Education.

Trash Dance Trailer