Sunday, November 15, 2009


If STREB tours in your area, go and see their show! They were in Phoenix last week and we decided to catch their show on the spur of the moment. Thank goodness we made it to the Friday show because with all the tweets and texts about the event, it  sold out on Saturday. I didn't think we'd be able to take photos but we were allowed to. The photos are blurry but the show was an amazing combination of performance, sound and video.

STREB is a little hard to put into words. It is a company based in NY that is a combination of dance, gymnastics and sheer athletisicm. Elizabeth Streb, the Action Architect and Choreographer received a MacArthur Genius Award so that gives you an idea of what an innovator she is. In the falling piece, the dancers litterally fell off beam that went all the way up to the top of the horizontal structures. It was heart stopping!

In this piece, the video projection is the moon and the dancers (those blurry orange spots) are suspended horizontally. It was breathtaking!