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Trash Dance

Trash Dance (2013)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Sometimes inspiration is 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. She joins city sanitation workers on their daily routes to listen, learn, and ultimately to try 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,

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That Garrison has created such a vibrant, moving document of such an evanescent state of grace is a small miracle in itself.

June 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A warm thank you to those whose work is mostly invisible and entirely necessary.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A short yet satisfying glimpse behind the scenes of waste management that feels like a breath of fresh air in a field that typically leaves people holding their nose.

April 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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In addition to being fascinating to observe the process over time, Garrison's focus is a smart move since his midrange camerawork doesn't fully capture the magnitude and magnificence of the show.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Garrison's thoughtful, eloquent documentary illuminates the reality that all work matters and has dignity, no matter the invisibility of the labor.

May 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman
Austin American-Statesman

Warm, delightful and poignant. You'll never look at a garbage collector the same way again.

April 30, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

In Andrew Garrison's film, choreographer Allison Orr turns garbage collectors and their trucks into modern-dance performers.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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'Trash Dance'. Truly emotional and uplifting in telling the stories of people whose profession goes severely under appreciated.
December 30, 2012
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