- 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
*Please note that the number of events and running order may be modified as required by Venue/Presenter.
Commissioned by Wolf Trap to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Flight. Pure and sustained airborne action on an Olympic trampoline.
An examination of gravity and form on a slanted 8-foot square. Commissioned by Fall For Dance Festival 2016
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.
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.
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.
A kaleidoscopic physical occupation: performers confront a vertical wall like flies on a glue strip, sticking, sliding, hitting and disappearing.
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.
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.
Fly. Fall. Land. Repeat.
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).
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.
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.” – John Stoltenberg – DC Metro Theater Arts
Slideshow images by Teresa Wood
Costumes by Andrea Lauer
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