Sometimes inspiration is found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr sees beauty and grace in garbage trucks — and in the men and women who pick up our trash. She joins city sanitation workers in Austin, Texas to listen, learn, and try to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Often carrying a second job, their lives are already full with work, family and dreams of their own. But twenty-four trash collectors step forward with their trucks to perform an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of people show up to see how a garbage truck can “”dance” – a spirited grass-roots community enterprise that shows how art and society can blend to create a work of art.
Andrew Garrison and Allison Orr will attend the screening.