Recent and Upcoming Appearances:

Deconstructing Genius
March 4, 2015 at 8:15pm

Penny Stamps Speaker Series
February 12, 2015

National Arts Marketing Project Conference
Keynote Address
November 9, 2014

DRAMA CLUB: SEAGULLS w/ Public Theatre
October 26, 2014

What is a risky truth?
Hear: Eve Ensler, playwright/activist, and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, law professor, with author/broadcaster Laura Flanders of GRITtv and action architect Elizabeth Streb.
Experience: A unique action moment created for the event by STREB.
Participate: Say what you think. Mental gymnastics.
Place: SLAM (The Streb Lab for Action Mechanics)
51 N. 1st St. Williamsburg
When: October 24, 2014 7-9 pm

The Municipal Arts Society of New York (MAS Panel guest)
October 23, 2014

John Jay College (lecture)
October 16, 2014

PEN Awards (judge)
September 29, 2014

What is a risky truth?
Hear: Anna Deavere Smith, actress/dramatist, and A.M. Homes, author provocateur with author/broadcaster Laura Flanders of GRITtv and action architect Elizabeth Streb.

Experience: A unique action moment created for the event by Streb.
Participate: Say what you think. Mental gymnastics. With food.
Place: SLAM (The Streb Lab for Action Mechanics) 51 N. 1st St. Williamsburg
When: Friday May 2, 2014. 7-9 pm.

"Stop the World! We Want to Breathe
Slow Art, Slow Food. . .
Is It True that We Need a Break?"

Anna Deavere Smith moderates a panel of opposing views. Professor Arden Reed, author of Slow Art: From Tableaux Vivants to James Turrell, will discuss the slow art movement, Elizabeth Streb, daredevil choreographer will counter with her action aesthetic and Nick Anderer, executive chef at Maialino will talk about the joys of slow food.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
at Christie's
20 Rockefeller Plaza

Talk: Elizabeth Streb in Dialogue

March 10, 2014 at 5PM
Jones Center Community Room
700 Congress Avenue

Elizabeth Streb is an action architect, movement visionary, and the founder of the STREB Extreme Action Company. Catherine Gund's documentary Born To Fly, 2014, featuring Elizabeth Streb and her dance company, has its world premiere at SXSW this March. Join us for this public conversation between the artist and filmmaker.

Born To Fly pushes the boundaries between action and art, daring us to join choreographer Elizabeth Streb and her dancers in pursuit of human flight. (SXSW World Premiere) Born To Fly screens during SXSW Film on Saturday, March 8, 1:30P, State Theater; Sunday, March 9, 11A, AMC Theater at Violet Crown; and Friday, March 14, 4:30P, Vimeo Theater at the Convention Center.

Risky Talking:

Join Elizabeth Streb and Laura Flanders in the first of a series of no-holds-barred public discussions about risk and change.
Friday, Nov 1, 2013; 7:00pm-9:00pm
Admission $10 or $20: You decide

Panel: Creativity - Processes and Practices
Wed September 25, 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Bruce Ferguson, Louise Blouin Media
Participants: Elizabeth Streb, Vik Muniz, Artist
Natalie Jeremijenko, Associate Professor, New York University

Blouin Creative Leadership Summit is a forum for heads of state, Nobel laureates, CEOs, executives of global agencies, leading scholars and artists to foster new partnerships and develop actionable solutions for challenges such as poverty, cultural conflict, international trade and climate change. Over three days, delegates discuss the critical threats and opportunities presented by globalization at the local and global levels.

New York Live Arts - Live Ideas: The Worlds Of Oliver Sacks
Body Work
Featuring: Elizabeth Streb, Lynne Cox, Colin McGinn, Lawrence Weschler
at New York Live Arts Theater
Wednesday, April 17, 2013; 12:00pm-1:15pm
Free Admission

Back in the early 1960s, Oliver Sacks was the California State heavyweight-lifting champion; he has also been a dedicated swimmer throughout his life. A few of his friends gather to discuss the profoundly embodied aspect of Sacks' neurological practice, but also the wider challenge of keeping the body focused while under extreme physical and/or environmental pressure.

The Power of Cultural Disruption- "The City as Canvas"
at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Friday, March 1, 2013; 1:15pm-3:00pm
with Loeb Fellows Helen Marriage and Jim Lasko.

Event Description:
An occasional series of conversations led by creative producer and Loeb Fellow Helen Marriage exploring how cultural events can disrupt daily life and transform our cities.

The City as Canvas:
Loeb Fellow and Co-Artistic Director of Chicago's Red Moon Theater Company, Jim Lasko joins Elizabeth Streb, "the Evel Knievel of dance" to discuss the artist's approach to cities and their transformation.

John Cage | How to Get Started - Live!
at Bryn Mawr College
Saturday, February 23, 2013; 12:30pm-2:00pm
Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College

In honor of John Cage's centennial, Bryn Mawr College and Danspace Project join with the John Cage Trust and Slought Foundation on Saturday, February 23rd to revive Cage's work. In this daylong 'happening,' minds from across the arts -- including Clauda LaRocco and Elizabeth Streb from 12:30pm-2:00pm and Douglas Dunn and Anne Waldman from 5:00-6:30pm -- perform their own realizations in the Hepburn Teaching Theater at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. With introductory remarks by curators Laura Kuhn and Aaron Levy, collaborating sound engineer Peter Price, and post-performance conversation with the featured artists and guest curator Judy Hussie-Taylor.

CUNY Macaulay Honors College
The Goldsmith Speaker Series Presents:
Elizabeth Streb, Extreme Action Choreographer
November 14, 2012 6:30pm

Elizabeth Streb joins the Board of Directors of the Jerome Foundation
September 2012

National Endowment for the Arts' National Council on the Arts
Presentation on London 2012 Cultural Olympiad:
One Extraordinary Day

October 26, 2012 9:30am
NEA, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

2012 MAS Summit for New York City
October 18, 2012 3:40pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall

October 3, 2012 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Danger Forum with Elizabeth Streb
September 19, 2012 7:30pm
Williams College
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's 2012 CHIME Across Borders artist is Elizabeth Streb. CHIME Across Borders is a cross-national program that arranges for choreographer-mentors of renown to work in San Francisco with three local dance-makers over the course of one year. Read more in this article in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Tang Museum: Dunkerley Dialogue Nancy Grossman and Elizabeth Streb

February 18, 2012, 5:00pm
Join the Tang Museum for a conversation with choreographer and performer Elizabeth Streb and visual artist Nancy Grossman, whose work is featured in the Tang survey Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary (February 18 - May 20, 2012). Sharing similarly uncompromising artistic visions, Streb and Grossman have been in dialogue for many years about their work.

Happy Ending Logo
Happy Ending Music and Reading Series
feat. choreographer, Elizabeth Streb
theoretical physicist, Lisa Randall & musical guest Emily Wells
November 9, 2011 7:00p at Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street, New York City

The World of Science + Dance

The consistently sold out, Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, chosen by New York Magazine and NY Press as the best reading series in NYC, and singled out by the New York Times Magazine for helping "keep downtown alive," features the most interesting storytellers, writers, musicians, raconteurs and personalities, and requires the readers to take one public risk...

In Conversation: What Makes the World Spin
A.M.Homes and Elizabeth Streb

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7p.m.,
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238

June's installation of the In Conversation series features MacArthur fellow, choreographer, and action specialist Elizabeth Streb speaking with acclaimed novelist and critic A.M. Homes about the definitive search for the precision of language and meaning in both physical movement and literature. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $10; $6 for members and cultural colleagues. Seating is limited, and advance ticket purchase is recommended via

Face Out!
Book Launch Celebrating Independent Presses and Their Authors

June 24th at 7:30pm., Greenlight Bookstore

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street (at South Portland)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Thinkathon 2011

A day-long laboratory investigating research methods and practices/ an experiment in thought and action.

Saturday, April 16, 2011, Riese Student Lounge, Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Waverly)

Highlighting research practices and methods in the arts, arts and sciences, and in their collaboration. The day will include the structured yet inventive and creative unpredictabilities of research. Researchers include artists, scientists, mathematicians, anthropologists, and other investigators.

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Brainstorm Symposium Explores Creative Thinking
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University


Elizabeth Streb, choreographer
Michael Gordon, composer
Robert Whitman, performance/visual artist

Artists and researchers offer perspectives on thinking tools in the context of the creative process and engage with leading creators in the fields of dance, performance and visual art, and music, to probe the mental processes behind intuitive creative expression.

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In this video blog, artist and Whitney educator Christine S. Kim and Whitney educator Andrew Fisher use American Sign Language to discuss a performance by the artist Elizabeth Streb, which was originally conceived by the artist Trisha Brown. It was part of the Whitney exhibition Off the Wall: Part 2 - Seven Works by Trisha Brown.

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