STREB EXTREME ACTION ANNOUNCES
SPRING 2023 HOME SEASON PERFORMANCES: TIME MACHINE
STREB EXTREME ACTION shares its thrilling feats of physicality, grace, strength, and risk with Williamsburg in TIME MACHINE—March 24 – May 21, 2023.
Brooklyn, NY (February XX, 2023) –STREB EXTREME ACTION is excited to announce its upcoming home season performances, featuring works from one of its latest productions, “TIME MACHINE”. Performances promise to deliver STREB’s signature thrilling feats. The season runs March 24 through May 21, 2023; Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Often called the Evel Knievel of dance, Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Elizabeth Streb and STREB EXTREME ACTION have been thrilling and terrifying audiences for more than 40 years. This spring, Streb and newly appointed Co-Artistic Director Cassandre Joseph, along with their Action Heroes will again open the doors to their Brooklyn lab where they have been experimenting with a retrospective set of action events— including repertory favorites Air, an inspiring, soaring trampoline-based piece, and Tip, an action packed, teeter-totter for the stout of heart; new performers take on the classic duet Tied, a study in physics and force where two bodies are tethered to one another; plus a selection of rarely seen solos originally performed by Elizabeth Streb in the 70s and 80s.
“TIME MACHINE” is a journey through Elizabeth Streb’s career that explores her 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 the line from the company’s experimental past to the extreme action of their current and future works.
STREB EXTREME ACTION pushes the limits of dance with its unique blend of athleticism, skill, daring, and the invention of Action Machines. This unmatched approach allows the dancers to employ a new set of motions in space, encouraging complex body discoveries, therefore mysterious forces are harnessed. The company is renowned for its death-defying stunts and high-energy, physically demanding performances that challenge traditional notions of dance and push the boundaries of what is possible. Bring your friends, the family, and experience the fun, grit, and explosive sights of action and innovation.
General admission tickets are available for $25. Premium Seating available for $50/ticket.
For information on group sales please contact Mary Schindler, [email protected].
STREB EXTREME ACTION’s TIME MACHINE
March 24 – May 21, 2023
Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 5pm, Sundays at 3pm
STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM): 51 N. 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Tickets start at $25 and are available at https://streb.org/homeseason
STREB’s Spring Home Season is possible with major public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; lead foundation support from The Jody and John Arnhold Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Howard Gilman Foundation, Hyde & Watson Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, James E. Robison Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, The A. Woodner Foundation; and many generous individual donors.
About STREB EXTREME ACTION
For forty years, STREB has performed in theaters large and small, served as artists-in-residence at the world’s top art museums, and taken its work into the streets and sports stadiums. The company’s extensive international touring calendar has included presentations at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Musée D’Orsay, Greece’s Summer Nostos Festival, Théâtre de la Ville, Lincoln Center Festival, the Park Avenue Armory, the Fall for Dance Festival, Wolf Trap Foundation, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles MOCA, the Wexner Center, Spoleto USA, the River-to-River Festival, the Brisbane and Melbourne Festivals and in Chile, Singapore and Taiwan. The company has received commissions to perform publicly at the 2012 London Olympic Festival, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Whitney Museum of American Arts groundbreaking, the Pan Am Games Arts Festival in Toronto, and the 2004 Cirque du Soleil 20th anniversary celebration performed in front of 250,000 people on the streets of Montreal. The company has also taken their signature extreme action to iconic locations including Grand Central Station, Coney Island’s fairground, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Madison Square Garden, the mall outside the Smithsonian Institution and more.
In January 2003, STREB moved into a vacant former loading facility and transformed 51 North 1st Street into the STREB LAB FOR ACTION MECHANICS (SLAM). In 2007, STREB purchased SLAM with unprecedented support for building acquisition from the the New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council, the Mayor’s Office and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office ensuring its future as the home of STREB EXTREME ACTION, the STREB PopAction School and the España/STREB Trapeze Academy. As a performance and presenting venue and an open access education and rehearsal space, SLAM creates community through interaction and experimentation.