added: Sat, Apr 13th '13
Allison Orr is a dance choreographer who loves to think outside of the box ... or rather outside of the dumpster. In "Trash Dance," the ambitious artist gets followed by a documentary crew as she attempts to launch a new avant-garde dance project, which will require the synchronization of garbage trucks in a ballet-like routine. The problem is, she needs to convince Austin's sanitation workers that, for one, her wacky masterpiece is more than possible. And two, get their untrained feet to tap along. It's Blue Collar meets Black Swan!
Andrew Garrison's crowd-pleasing doc won SXSW's special jury prize in 2012, which was followed with a couple of audience awards from other festivals. The film is coming to New York on April 26th. However, their official website will be streaming the movie online, starting on May 3rd. Details can be found at trashdancemovie.com. Watch the trailer, above.
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."
directed by Andrew Garrison
starring Allison Orr
release date April 26, 2013 (NY), May 3, 2013 (Online Debut, via trashdancemovie.com)