SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics) new adult fall schedule; Kid PopAction and KidFly classes which begin on September 15

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Dear STREB Community,

We hope that everyone is enjoying some restorative time this Labor Day weekend before the fall descends upon us. After a brief break, we’re ready to fly into our new adult fall schedule, which starts this coming Tuesday, September 8. And, registration is open for our Kid PopAction and KidFly classes which begin on September 15. More information and full schedules below!

Tomorrow (Sun, Sep 6) at 12 pm, we invite you to join Laura Flanders, the award-winning journalist, STREB Board member, host of STREB’s 2020 Action Maverick Awards and RISKY TALKING series, Elizabeth’s beloved partner, and host of THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW for a special Q&A/Talk Back directly following the national broadcast of THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW on American Public Television which airs at 11:30 am. CLICK HERE to watch the broadcast on THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW’s YouTube Channel and CLICK HERE tomorrow at noon to join the Q&A via Zoom!

On Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 pm, our España-STREB Trapeze Academy, in collaboration with with Sofa Circus, will present Quarantine Cabaret, a virtual circus production streamed at SofaCircus.com. It will feature a curated selection of ten artists who have called SLAM their home in one way or another over the years. A Zoom Q&A with the artist will follow. Register HERE for the Q&A – more details below!

From Elizabeth’s Archives…

An exciting look behind two of Elizabeth’s “Fantasies” BREAKTHROUGH and BREAKING GROUND which were both realized in spectacular fashion!

From the Action Heroes…

In our version of “Who wore it better,” we’ve been having a blast looking at different STREB pieces and different Action Heroes through the years side-by-side. Like this video of BOUNCE/QUAKE, the image mashup of SQUIRM to the right, TIP v. ROCK, and this compilation of TIED through the years.

A shout out to our graphics and social media manager, former Action Hero Loganne Bond, who has been compiling these amazing visuals!

And finally, Jackie took a moment to tell us when she first realized how special STREB made her feel.

Alumni Check in…

Leonardo Giron Torres, Action Hero 2007-2017 shared this moving story about how an injury led him to a greater appreciation and perspective of STREB’s impact as he experienced the behind-the-scenes action at one of the company’s grand performances.

We were especially touched by his story since our current shutdown feels akin to us all having one big collective injury, and we too are finding joy in discovering new perspectives and experiences during this time.

Thank you to Leonardo who took the time to share this story with us from his home in Columbia even as he adjusts to his life as a NEW DAD!

Congratulations Leonardo and Angelica on the birth of Carlo Leone Girón Angulo! We can’t wait to meet this new #NextGenActionHero in person!

If you’re an alum student, action hero, teacher, parent or staff member, we’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to let us know what you’re up to now!

From the España-STREB Trapeze Academy…

On Thursday, September 17, 7:30 pm, ESTA director Bobby Hedglin-Taylor will serve as Ringmaster for Quarantine Cabaret, a virtual circus production featuring ten artists who have rehearsed, performed, taught and studied at SLAM over the years. Artists will include Chris Delgado (German wheel), Luciany Germán (lyra), Jean-Tae Francis (diabolo), Dialectrick – Ayal Prouser, Mary Schindler & Eitan Prouser (juggling/dance/music), Susanna Morehouse (aerial/hair hanging); Rae of Mars (using bespoke equipment); Polly Solomon (bubble act); Ivory Fox (hand balancing); and Dan Saab (hammock). These artists have recorded their unique “quarantine” performances at their homes over the summer. The broadcast is free to view at SofaCircus.com, with direct Venmo “tip” donations encouraged to help support this community of artists during this difficult time. A Zoom Q&A with the artists will follow. Register HERE for the Q&A to receive the Zoom link.

On our España-STREB Trapeze Academy’s Instagram, we continued sharing some video gems from the past, as well as some inspirational flying stories from our staff and workshop students. Here is Gavi, an ESTA staff alum who helped NY1’s Roger Clark take flight, Kyle, one of our innovative ESTA instructors sharing a new trick he and Fiona are working on, and workshop student Gina with some favorite memories and her “Galexus” (a combination of a Gazelle and a Flexus).

ADULT ZOOM CLASS SCHEDULE
FALL 2020

PopAction with the STREB Extreme Action Company
Learn the technique, developed by Elizabeth Streb, that is the foundation of the STREB Extreme Action company – modified for small living spaces.

AM PopAction with Cassy:
Mon/Wed, 11 am-12 pm – REGISTER
Monday, 11 am-12 pm – Adult PopAction w/ Cassy
Wednesday, 11 am-12 pm – Inversions for PopAction w/ Cassy

PM PopAction with Justin: Tue/Thu 7-8 pm – REGISTER
Tuesday, 7-8 pm – Fitness for PopAction w/ Justin
Thursday, 7-8 pm – Adult PopAction w/ Justin

Stretch and Workouts for Flying with the España-STREB Trapeze Academy

PM Stretch with Bobby:
Mon/Fri, 5:30-6:15 pm – REGISTER
Monday – Foam Roller Stretch w/ Bobby
Friday – Stretch and Meditate w/ Bobby

PM Workshop Workout with Ayal: Mon/Wed 7-8 pm – REGISTER
Both days feature stretching & conditioning plus discussion of flying trapeze theory, and technique & trick viewing with Ayal.

Afternoon Fitness with Ayal: Fri, 12:30-1 pm – REGISTER
A short but intense workout with Ayal designed to make sure you are ready to return to the air stronger than ever.

All our adult classes are offered for free.
Please consider a donation to support our teaching artists and staff as they bring you these remote programs.

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KidAction and KidFly Virtual Fall Schedule

September 14-December 18, 2020
KidAction 7 & Up
Kids learn how to be action heroes, as the professional dancers and educators of STREB weave together dance, martial arts and acrobatics in age-appropriate, safe, fun classes modified for home remote learning.

Tuesdays @ 2 pm
Tuesdays @ 3 pm
Thursdays @ 3 pm
Thursdays @ 4 pm

No experience necessary. All classes are 1hr. $300 for the semester (13 sessions)

KidFly 7 & up
Each day will start with an hour of stretching and conditioning, which will be followed by 30 minutes of trapeze related electives. Everyone will be together for the first hour and then will separate for their selected class. You are welcome to sign up for both days, but will sign up for the same elective for whole semester.

Tuesdays @ 4 pm
Electives: PopAction for Trapeze w/ Fiona or Additional Stretching & Conditioning w/ Ayal

Wednesdays @ 3:30 pm
Electives: Theraband Conditioning w/ Sunny or Tricks & Drills w/ Ayal

No experience necessary. Each class session is 1.5hr. $500 for the semester (13 sesions)

Email mary for more information, registration and for scholarship or drop-in options.

Don’t see a time that works for you? Let us know if there’s another time slot you would like to see and we will do our best to accommodate!

CHECK OUT
THE STREB STORE!

Don’t be caught on your next STREB Remote Zoom class without these legging, modeled here by Daniel and Jackie! Check out all the statement pieces from our classic collection as well as our new limited edition STREB/Voodo Fé collection in our STREB Store.

Special thanks to our Emcee/DJ/Tech Director Zaire Baptiste and Nyree Haynes for facilitating this exciting collaboration!

Social Safety. Artistic Risk. #STREBDaringBeyond!

As we continue into the 2020-2021 season, there is no denying that the continued physical closure of both SLAM and theaters around the world have forced changes and cancellations that will last well into the coming season. Not only is this tremendously disappointing, as we’re a company that thrives on performing, teaching, and collaborating live, it continues to hurt STREB’s finances and operations, creating challenges for our overall stability.

A gift to the Daring Beyond Fund will bolster STREB in the near- and long-term. Your support will help us keep our classes and programs running, and ensure our community has the resources it needs to stay connected – both today and tomorrow.

Thank you for your consideration. We can’t wait to be back in the room with you again.

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SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics) – 51 North 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 – 718-384-691

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