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Directed by Andrew Garrison

United States 2012 68 mins.

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 to listen, learn, and try to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. The trash collectors’ lives are already full with work, family, and dreams of their own, but two dozen of them step forward with their trucks to perform in an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of people show up to see how a garbage truck can “dance.”

Genres: Dance, Documentary

Appears in: Contact Dance