Inspired by Forklift Danceworks’ Trash Dance, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) invited Holly Bass to produce a 40-minute dance performance featuring DPW employees, many of them operating Segways, packers, street sweepers, and bucket trucks (cherry pickers). Bass interviewed workers from the Department of Public Works and wove their audio clips into the soundtrack. She also worked closely with vehicle operators to create patterns of movement that would showcase the practical function of the vehicles and the skill of the drivers in an engaging manner.

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