CURRENT TOURING PRODUCTION
SEA is a wild kaleidoscope of Action Events and music; human bodies careening through, around, and above invented hardware accompanied by local guest DJs and STREB’s resident DJ & Emcee.
SEA has been conceived to fit in a myriad of traditional and alternative performance space with Action Events mixed and matched to suit a specific audience and / or venue.
SEA combines new work with reimagined signature pieces, instilling them with new life and energy.   Elizabeth Streb: “In the past few years, it occurred to me that instruments in an orchestra don’t just compose one symphony. A guitar doesn’t just invent one riff or a single melody.  Our ‘action machines’ have more than one dance in them”.
“Watching STREB-SEA, from your seat you fly and writhe with each company member as they dare to defy gravity; the audience reaction is a singular response of gasps, relief and applause, all underscored by a fun and funky music score!” – Eric Fliss, Managing Director – South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 
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SEA at a glance:
  • Stage configuration adaptable to all venue shapes, sizes and locations both indoor and outside
  • Performance length adapted to suit venue needs (anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes)
  • Same day load-in, set-up and evening performance
  • All equipment is self-supporting; no need to lag into the stage floor!
  • Lights provided by Venue Rep Plot so no lengthy focus
  • A local DJ can be incorporated into the performance, spinning tunes alongside STREB’s resident MC
  • Possible KidAction Residency & Performance
For more information or to book SEA:

Anne McDougall
anne@streb.org

SEA ACTION EVENTS:

*Please note that the number of events and running order may be modified as required by Venue/Presenter.

AIR
Commissioned by Wolf Trap to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Flight. Pure and sustained airborne action on an Olympic trampoline. 

TILT
An examination of gravity and form on a slanted 8-foot square. Commissioned by Fall For Dance Festival 2016

SQUIRM
An homage to Harry Houdini designed with human bodies rather than locks.  Eight dancers inhabit a small plexi-glass box stacking themselves on top of one another.  A ninth performer wriggles and writhes through the box to make an escape.

POP ACTION
A burst of Elizabeth Streb’s signature technique, Pop Action explores the geometry of the body in space. From a Perfect Line to Ball, X to Clump, action is streamlined and distilled into pure movement. 

TIED
Inspired by 1970s performance art piece, two performers tethered together by a length of rope. Forces that attract and repel, push and pull. A stark yet poetic microcosm of human relationships and raw physical power.

SLAM
A kaleidoscopic physical occupation: performers confront a vertical wall like flies on a glue strip, sticking, sliding, hitting and disappearing.

QUAKE
High-speed angels hurtling to a center spot, a sprung square, as if balanced on the head of a pin.  Defying Newton and achieving “same space, same time” with interwoven bodies.

ADD
Elizabeth Streb’s 1983 signature solo reimagined; a distillation of the Pop Action vocabulary. A solitary mover explores the canonical directions of north, east, south, and west, placing and displacing the human form. Man vs Floor.

FALLING
Fly. Fall. Land. Repeat.

ROCK
An action packed, adult-strength, prototypic teeter-totter for the stout of heart.  A children’s playground fixture examined by muscular, gravity-challenged grownups.  The teeter-totter severely limits the movement spectrum — nowhere to go but up (and down).

AIR RAMS
Inspired by Hollywood action movies, an homage to the unsung heroes of film, the mighty stuntmen and women. One step on the pneumatic device and bodies are instantly hurled 20 feet thru the air with explosive force and perfect control.

SILVER BULLET
A gleaming aluminum 21-foot turning ladder, inspired by the essential, quotidian fire escape and the myth of Sisyphus.  Eight dancers inhabit and negotiate the spinning rungs with nerve and split second timing as their own gravity propels the rungs ever faster creating moments of hard-won, graceful beauty.  The mission for the dancers: Never Let Go! Commissioned by Fall For Dance Festival 2016

 

Total Running Time: approximately 90 minutes including 15-minute intermission

“Watching STREB is akin to the catharsis of contact sports except no one is trying to make anyone lose. Everyone is on the same team with a trust, cohesion, and intimate intuition that evince awe.” –  – DC Metro Theater Arts

Slideshow images by Teresa Wood
Costumes by Andrea Lauer

Read what people are saying about SEA

The Kennedy Center – BROADWAY WORLD, D.C Review

Kennedy Center- DC METRO Theater Arts

Fall for Dance (City Center)- The New York Times

Rochester Fringe Festival- Democrat & Chronicle

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts- Summit Daily

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A flash of rehearsals for SEA
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“STREB stretches the boundaries of traditional dance, circus, and gymnastics to create a thrilling movement-based performance unlike anything I’ve seen before. The relaxed environment mixed with the professional quality of the production and performance really made for a fun and unique experience. The audience loved it and so did I!” – Jeffery Martin, Producer / Presenter – Brigham Young University

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