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Title STREB : extreme action as dance / directed and produced by Charles Dennis ; choreographed and performed by Elizabeth Streb
Published [Brooklyn, NY] : Charles Dennis Productions, 2009

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Description 1 online resource (126 min.)
Series Alive & kicking ; program #97
Dance in video
Contents Interview with Elizabeth Streb -- 'Catapult' action events
Summary This video profiles Action Architect Elizabeth Streb and her innovative investigation of movement in two parts. This program features a complete performance of their 2009 program "Catapult" which was recorded at SLAM, The Streb Action Lab in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. Catapult featured 14 different action events including a KidAction event featuring students from the company's classes. Streb uses the action laboratory to test scientific principles on the body. The outcome is a mixture of slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight and a wild action sport which captures kids, older people and the general public's hearts and minds and bodies. Bonus features include a revealing interview with Elizabeth Streb and documentation of Streb working with the company. Part 1 features 5 Action events: "Wall Run Turn", Crash & Burn", "Artificial Gravity", "Polar Wander" and "Roboto". Also included in the program are selections from with an interview with Elizabeth Streb that is accessible via a scene selection menu. Topics include: her childhood in Rochester, the beginning of her interest in movement, studying dance at SUNY Brockport, her agenda after college, first experiences in New York, a theory of movement originating from laws of physics not music, first dances in 1970s, developing a vocabulary, & working with dancers, having a career as a dancer & dealing with failure, on Wall Run Turn, on the circus and using a circular stage, on action equipment and the element of danger. Part 2 features 4 Action events: "Translation", "Airlines", "Kid Action"and "Superposition" and selections from with an interview with Elizabeth Streb that is accessible via a scene selection menu. Topics include: building equipment for Artificial Gravity & other dances, finding dancers, touring shows, the SLAM lab & role of artist in society, a different art business model, Superposition, making dances = asking questions, Pop Action - the Streb technique, dancers vocally cue each other and the influence of Buckminster Fuller
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 18, 2013)
Event Recorded 2009, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Notes This edition in English
Subject Streb, Elizabeth -- Interviews
Streb, Elizabeth.
Choreographers -- United States -- Interviews
Dancers -- United States -- Interviews
Modern dance.
Choreographers.
Dancers.
Modern dance.
United States.
Genre/Form interviews.
Nonfiction films.
Filmed performances.
Interviews.
Interviews.
Filmed performances.
Interviews.
Spectacles film├ęs.
Form Streaming video
Author Dennis, Charles, director, producer.
Streb, Elizabeth, choreographer (expression), dancer, interviewee (expression)
Other Titles 'Catapult' action events
Interview with Elizabeth Streb