Monday, August 25, 2008


This was posted on the City of Olympia's Arts Digest. We saw it when it first happened, and it was awesome.

Have you ever seen the Ballet of City Vehicles? Now is your chance - read on!

(Olympia, WA) The Olympia City Council is on summer break the next two weeks, which means no televised Olympia Council meetings on Tuesday.

Instead, the City and Thurston Community Television will telecast a frequently requested video – the 1991 “Ballet of City Vehicles.” The 30-minute Ballet video will air at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. on TCTV Olympia Cable Channel 3, Tuesdays, August 26 and September 2. By the end of next week, the video will also be launched on the video streaming service accessed via the City of Olympia website,

The Ballet of City Vehicles was performed October 12, 1991 at the intersection of Capitol and Legion Ways in downtown Olympia as part of the Arts for Life festival organized that year by the City of Olympia Arts Commission.

The Ballet, set to the score of “On the Blue Danube,” features 65 City employees and volunteers, garbage and dump trucks, bicycles, backhoes, and much more. The prima ballerina is pushing a broom and her dance partner is a street sweeping machine. Professional choreographer Linda Matthews orchestrated the dance steps.

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