weekly at over 59 weekly classes
who rent SLAM to create and present work, teach and take class
who attend monthly SLAM ACTION CLUBs
who attend SLAM summer camp
In January 2003, STREB moved into a then vacant former loading facility for the Old Dutch Mustard Company. While preserving both the space’s unobstructed dimensions (24’ high ceilings and 50’ x 100’ footprint) and physical character (exposed cinder block walls and steel I-Beams and a street-level loading gate), STREB transformed 51 North 1st Street into the STREB LAB FOR ACTION MECHANICS (SLAM), a multipurpose space which accommodates the company’s school, 150-seat performance space, rehearsal facilities, trapeze rig and administrative offices. Since opening, SLAM has become a gathering spot for exchange of creative ideas across cultures of kids, dancers, gymnasts, circus specialists and pedestrians. SLAM is a place to experiment, a place that examines the difference between public and private, a place that is all public, all the time.
With unprecedented support for building acquisition from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council, the Mayor’s Office and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, the company purchased SLAM in November 2007.
Welcome to our one of a kind space! SLAM is a converted Williamsburg warehouse with 24′ ceilings, 22’ automated trusses and a vibrant community of artists working at the intersection of dance, extreme action, aerial arts and circus. Our brightly colored 50’x50’ internal space can be used as an acrobatic and aerial training/rehearsal space or performance venue; a set for film, TV or photo shoots; or transformed into your own unique venue for any celebration or event!
SUBSIDIZED REHEARSAL SPACE RENTALS FOR WORKING ARTISTS
STREB offers reduced rental rates for working artists who benefit from our unique space and philosophy at SLAM.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to schedule a site visit or to reserve space for your next rehearsal.
Celebrate your birthday (or any other occasion!) SLAM style! Explore time, space, shape, air, impact and energy in an invigorating and athletic way during your very own Action Event.