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Failing Forward written in black, stylized text
Dancers running

photos by Stephanie Berger

The STREB Extreme Action Company brings its thrilling feats of physicality, grace, strength, and risk back to SLAM!
This spring’s performances, FAILING FORWARD, will showcase new action, new stunts, and new ideas, along with some familiar favorites. The season runs May 7, 2022 through May 29th Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 3pm.
FAILING FORWARD investigates Elizabeth Streb’s philosophy that failure is an integral part of the creative process, making space for discovery and innovation and leading to unexpected, surprising and true original moves. The show will feature gasp-inducing first looks at new work—including a 22 foot I-Beam, 2, 160 pound concrete filled metal pipes, and spiked rebar, which hang, spin, swing and circle the space— alongside repertory favorites including TIP – an action packed, teeter-totter for the stout of heart, KISS THE AIR – a bungee cord-aided duet of duets, and a selection of rarely seen solos originally performed by Elizabeth Streb in the 70s and 80s.
Failing forward has become my mantra because it’s the only path to ‘Action Truths’—the thorny, upsetting venture of ‘Failure’…and not knowing at all what the next unanswered question or query of, ‘What IS the nugget of Action?’

-Elizabeth Streb

Fun for All Ages!
Approximately 50 minutes, no intermission
SLAM · 51 N 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

FAILING FORWARD is possible with major public support from the U.S. Small Business Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts,  and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; lead foundation support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Howard Gilman Foundation, Hyde & Watson Foundation, Investors Bank Foundation, M&T Bank Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, James E. Robison Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation; and generous individual donors.

Please contact Shannon at shannon@streb.org to request any accessibility accommodations.