Trash Dance


“Amazing, inspiring and unexpectedly moving.” – Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune

"Garrison’s thoughtful, eloquent documentary illuminates the reality that all work matters and has dignity, no matter the invisibility of the labor.” - Austin-American Statesman


Trash Dance

Directed by Andrew Garrison

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.

City of Austin employees receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone during the run of the selection(excluding the first show of the day.)

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 68 mins
Release Year: 2012
Country of Origin: USA