DOXA is presenting Trash Dance the winner of multiple awards including Special Jury Recognition at the 2012 SXSW Festival, Audience Awards at the Full Frame Festival, The Silverdocs Festival and Best Documentary Feature at the Woods Hole Film Festival, DOXA’s presentation of Trash Dance will be its first screening in Greater Vancouver.
Art is where you find it, and in the case of choreographer Allison Orr, it’s in the garbage, specifically in the work of the Department of Solid Waste Services in Austin, Texas. Allison spent a year riding along with the employees of the Sanitation Department, observing not only their daily routines — everything from recycling and garbage collection to retrieving dead animals alongside the highway. But convincing the workers that there is beauty in the movements of garbage trucks and heavy machinery proves no easy feat. As Allison gamely tries to convince her performers that she isn’t crazy, the real meaning of the piece becomes clear. Making people who are largely invisible, not only seen, but celebrated has an impact far beyond the performance itself.
Tuesday November 20, 2012
Bosa Centre | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
7PM – TRASH DANCE
$10 online in advance | $12 at the door