STREB Announces International Performances this September
from Paris to Abu Dhabi to Montclair, NJ
Brooklyn, NY: September 5, 2019 — The STREB Extreme Action Company opens this fall season with a worldwide tour, taking their unique blend of choreographed feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk, grace, and elegance to audiences from Paris, Abu Dhabi and Montclair, NJ.
Paris, France — Fri, Sep 13-Sun, Sep 15, STREB will help celebrate the grand reopening of the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris after two and a half years of renovation work. In the spacious square in front of the City Hall of Paris, the theater will re-envision the seminal 1917 work Parade for the 21st Century. STREB will be part of the spectacle which will also include giant puppets from Mozambique and Stéphane Ricrodel’s Boite Noire.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Wed, Sep 18 – Fri, Sep 20, STREB will perform as part of the public programming at the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s major international exhibition Rendezvous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co (1900-1939). The program, curated by Ruth Mackenzie, will feature Revolution and Rock from STREB’s repertory, paying homage to Picasso’s cubism. https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/en/programmes/Performing-arts
Montclair, NJ — Tue, Sep 24-Sun, Sep 29, Peak Performances begins its 2019-2020 season with the joining of two revolutionaries of avant-garde performance, influential theater and opera director Anne Bogart and the pioneering choreographer Elizabeth Streb, in their first-ever collaboration, FALLING & LOVING. Co-produced by Peak Performances and created and performed by SITI Company (co-founded and co-artistic directed by Bogart) and STREB EXTREME ACTION (founded and artistic directed by Streb), FALLING & LOVING kinetically interprets writing by playwright and SITI member Charles Mee. https://www.peakperfs.org/event/falling-loving/2019-09-24/
STREB, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Elizabeth Streb, is devoted to realizing the power of extreme action through performances by the STREB Extreme Action Company and education and community engagement programs locally and worldwide. For more than 30 years, the members of STREB EXTREME ACTION, have combined virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. From theaters large and small to the world’s top art museums to public streets, buildings, bridges and architectural structures, STREB has scaled – literally and metaphorically – from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting edge of popular entertainment. Whether they are dancing down the exterior of London’s City Hall, performing with Cirque du Soleil in front of 250,000 people on the streets of Montreal, premiering new work at Lincoln Center or breaking ground for the Whitney Museum of American Arts groundbreaking, STREB inspires, delights and empowers.The STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), the company’s home in Brooklyn, NY is the invention lab and performance venue for STREB EXTREME ACTION; the educational lab for students of all ages and backgrounds with the STREB POPACTION School and the España Streb Trapeze Academy; the incubator and training facility for emerging circus artists, and a unifying community space with a commitment to open access and engagement.