STREB Announces Fall Home Season Performances

The STREB Extreme Action Company brings its signature choreographed feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk, and elegance to Brooklyn with Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder! November 16-December 15 at the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM).


Often called the Evel Knievel of dance, founding Artistic Director Elizabeth Streb and her STREB Extreme Action Company have been thrilling and terrifying audiences around the world. Fresh off a tour where they helped re-open the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, ushered in a groundbreaking Picasso exhibition at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and premiered Falling & Loving, a first-ever collaboration with fellow avant-garde director Anne Bogart and playwright Charles Mee at Peak Performances at Montclair State University, STREB returns to their home, the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for their latest extreme action performance series. Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder! will run Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 3 pm from November 16-December 15.


Action Heroes: Sooner, Higher, Faster, Harder! will feature the public premiere of Plateshift, which was originally commissioned for the 2019 Bloomberg Global Business Forum this September. Inspired by the theme of instability, the piece features Elizabeth Streb’s latest invention, a sprung floor which rotates in different directions at varying speeds, creating a dizzying display of centrifugal force. The company will also present the U.S. premiere of Pipe Dreams, which utilizes a unique “Molinette” machine designed by Noe España. The device enables three dancers to stand attached to a high bar while vertically performing full revolutions in space. Pipe Dreams previewed last spring and premiered earlier this fall at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.


The company will also revive Ricochet, a work not seen in over a decade, where dancers hurl themselves against a plexiglass wall to hilarious effect. Repertory favorites Air, an inspiring, soaring trampoline-based piece, and Steel, a nail-biter of an event where dancers narrowly dodge a spinning I-beam return; new performers take on the classic duet Tied, a study in physics and force where two bodies are tethered to one another, as well as Remain, a re-envisioned syncopated trio version of Elizabeth Streb’s classic for a dancer confined in a box, Little Ease. for more information

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