The Trash Project – Opening Medley

Directed by choreographer Allison Orr with an original score by Graham Reynolds, The Trash Project is a unique partnership between Forklift Danceworks and the City of Austin Solid Waste Services, featuring 24 employees and 16 large sanitation vehicles. Explains SWS Director Bob Gedert about the 2009 premier, “The Trash Project showcased our employees in a way that had never been done before. “[It] helped boost employee pride and morale and garnered lots of positive media attention for the department.” Austin City Council Member Laura Morrison says, “The Trash Project is one of the most unique and inspirational productions I have seen. Allison Orr, with Forklift Danceworks, produced a creative ballet on a grand scale that introduced the audience to the real beauty in the work of our Solid Waste Services employees.” –