Ruth Leon recommends… Streb – Jacob’s Pillow

Ruth Leon recommends… Streb – Jacob’s Pillow

Ruth Leon recommends

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September 12, 2021

Streb – Jacob’s Pillow
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September 2-16

I don’t know how they don’t fall off. You’ll see what I mean. Award-winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s  Extreme Action Company is famous for pushing the boundaries of aesthetics and kinesthetic bravery in what is part acrobatics, part physics, part sport, and part dance, using specially devised equipment which allows her dancers to ‘fly’. They are brave, these dancers.

This is a retrospective of Elizabeth Streb’s classic solos from the 70s and 80s, early equipment experimentations from the 90s, and jaw-dropping extreme action opuses with the large scale “action machines” the company has since become known for from the early 21st century. This historic look back connects their experimental path with the extreme action of their current and future works.  It’s free but you have to RSVP

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