Trash Dance

Artist: Forklift Danceworks

Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach programs, classes, and workshops, the company empowers all people to be actively engaged in the creative process. In their ‘Trash Dance’ project, 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. 


At ICAF we will screen the award-winning documentary Trash Dance. Prior to it, choreographers Allison Orr and Krissie Marty will create and rehearse a mini-Trash Dance with four sanitation workers from Rotterdam and their vehicles.  In addition to this event, Allison Orr and Krissie Marty offer a workshop on their unique approach and the inspiration they find in the work of the legendary community dance pioneer Liz Lerman.



Friday 31 March 19.00