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New America NYC: Trash Dance: Screening and Conversation

Please note that this event has reached capacity. We can no longer accept RSVPs.

A choreographer finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks and, against the odds, rallies reluctant city trash collectors to perform an extraordinary dance spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen sanitation workers—and their trucks—inspire an audience of thousands. Trash Dance chronicles this beautiful and unique work of art while also highlighting the way art can unite a community.

Join New America NYC for a pre-release screening of Trash Dance followed by a conversation on the arts. 

 

Participants

Conversation Featuring...

Moderator
Edward Hirsch
President, The Guggenheim Foundation,
Poet

Andrew Garrison 
Director,  Producer , Cinematographer, Trash Dance
Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media Production, The University of Texas at Austin

Nasha Thomas-Schmitt
Dancer and National Director of Community Outreach, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate

Paul Booth
Executive Assistant to the President, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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