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STREB EXTREME ACTION
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Intensive Concludes with a showcase on Thursday at 7:30 PM!
Early Bird Rate: $400 early bird (extended through June 22 )
For questions about the STREB PopAction Intensive or to register, please contact STREB Programming Director, Mary Schindler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This June, STREB EXTREME ACTION will offer an Adult PopAction Intensive, featuring four sessions of advanced training. The rigorous workshop will offer a PopAction technique warmup before students learn Bilevel (2002) from STREB repertoire. The intensive will culminate in a showcase, in collaboration with the Adult Flying Trapeze Intensive, on the evening of June 30 at 7:30 pm.
Cassandre Joseph (She/Her/Hers), STREB EXTREME ACTION Associate Artistic Director was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her investigation in movement began at the age of four with the sport of gymnastics. Over a span of twenty years as a competitive gymnast, she earned several state and regional titles. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in English Literature and studied journalism at Temple University’s graduate communications program. She joined STREB in 2007 as an instructor and company member. In September 2017, Cassandre Joseph was appointed Associate Artistic Director of STREB Extreme Action, and also oversees SLAM’s education program. As a performer, she has been seen ziplining across the Park Avenue Armory, scaling the walls of the Bergdorf building and dancing on the spokes of the London Eye. Cassandre has been the Creative Director of the STREB Kid Company since 2010 for which she has choreographed and self-produced three evening length works: Heroes (2015), Momentum (2016) and Navigation (2017). She is a strong believer in the transformative power of movement and is passionate about empowering young people to push boundaries and expand their notions of what is possible. When she is not seen in a rehearsal, teaching classes or creating action events at SLAM, she can be found training her daughter Nia to be a mini-action hero.
Developed by Elizabeth Streb over the last 40+ years, PopAction helps dancers acquire new skills by posing unique challenges: change your base of support in a rapid fire way, physically designate specific locations in vertical and horizontal space, train for impact, learn to fly with low-to-the-ground maneuvers that increase spatial awareness, and incorporate a timing system that is not musical but physical (“felt timing”).
photos by Ralph Alswang