1. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity | Q & A

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    Propelled by Elizabeth Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” the STREB company challenges the assumptions of art, injury, gender, aging, and human possibility. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers’ bruises and broken noses, Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity inspires audiences hungry for a fiercer existence in the world. (2014, Dir. C. Gund, 82 min.) Q&A with Elizabeth Streb and Catherine Gund, moderated by Kristy Edmunds, executive and artistic director, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/09/born-to-fly-elizabeth-streb-vs-gravity/

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    • This Week at Cinema Detroit - Sept. 30

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      Cinema Detroit co-owners Paula and Tim Guthat discuss this week's films, A GOOD MARRIAGE and BORN TO FLY

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      • Trailer BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

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        SØNDAG 22.09 kl. 18.00 // Sunday Sept. 22, 6pm Elizabeth Streb er ikke bare en koreograf, hun er en ekstrem-action-arkitekt og besatt av idéen om at mennesker faktisk kan fly. Som danser var hun alltid interessert i å utforske den tradisjonelle profilen innen moderne dans, og er i dag kjent som skaperen av Pop Action – en stil som minner om ekstremsport, og med høy risikofaktor for utøverne. Filmen følger Streb og utøverne i STREB Extreme Action Company på både det profesjonelle og personlige plan; i studioet, under forestillinger og i deres private hjem. Hva de gjennomgår kan virke fullstendig vanvittig, men idéen om at uten risiko kan man heller ikke vokse, veier tyngre enn frykt. Det er umulig å ikke bli påvirket av deres absolutte lidenskap og alt av psykiske og fysiske påkjenninger som ligger bak hver eneste forestilling. Som tilskuer sitter man tidvis med hjertet i halsen, men det er en liten pris å betale for å oppleve magien i denne filmen. Not just a choreographer, Elizabeth Streb is an extreme action architect, obsessed with the idea that humans can actually fly. As a dancer she was always interested in exploring the traditional profile within contemporary dance, and is today known as the creator of Pop Action – a style that mimics extreme sport, with a high risk level for the performers. In this film we follow Streb and the performers in the STREB Extreme Action Company, on personal and professional levels; in the studio, during performances and in their private homes. What they chose to endure might seem completely outrageous, but the idea that without risk you cannot grow, outweighs any fear. It is impossible to not be affected by their absolute passion, and the psychological and physical strains that’s behind each performance. As spectator your heart will jump out of your chest, but what a small price to pay for the magic experience of this film. USA 2014, 82 min Regi/Dir: Catherine Gund Engelsk tale, utekstet / English, no subtitles

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        • Elizabeth Streb - Art Set Free

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          Starting October 2013 through December 2014, Arts Brookfield celebrates its 25th Anniversary through an interactive initiative, Art Set Free. Established, emerging and amateur artists are invited to submit original artworks of all kinds for digital display at Brookfield’s properties around the globe and on ArtsBrookfield25.com. Submit your artwork by tagging your photo, audio or video file with the hashtag #ArtSetFree and sharing it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - it's that easy!

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          • Elizabeth Streb & Philippe Petit

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            6/29/10 --- Elizabeth Streb founded STREB Extreme Action Company in 1985, which performs in the United States andinternationally. Streb has also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, MTV, ABC Nightly News with Peter Jennings, and Larry King Live. A MacArthur ?genius? award winner, she established S.L.A.M. (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics) in 2003, a factory space in Brooklyn that produces extreme action performances. Her new book is STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero. Philippe Petit is a French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. The extraordinary feat was chronicled in the 2008 Academy Award?winning documentary Man on Wire, based on Petit?s memoir To Reach the Clouds.

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            • Shopping for Steel

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              Val Russell, the artistic director of Valeria's Wings, goes steel shopping for the original play structure being constructed for "The Great American Backyard," a physical theatre show coming up in February 2014 at Gemantown Performing Arts Centre! Your donation will help make this show a reality! http://igg.me/p/583954/x/52096

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              • Val Russell on a Flying Trapeze

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                During her recent trip to NYC to meet Elizabeth Streb of Streb, Val took some time to do what she does best: get air. Help us get Val - and other aerialists - in the air for "The Great American Backyard," an aerial/physical theatre show happening at Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Memphis, TN. Donate here: http://igg.me/p/583954/x/52096

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                • Val Russell at Streb

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                  Help Valeria's Wings find "The Great American Backyard"! Go to indiegogo for more information: http://igg.me/p/583954/x/52096 Streb (http://www.streb.org/) is a physical performance/dance company based in Brooklyn, NY. They are coming to perform in Memphis in March 2014, and Val Russell, in partnership with Germantown Performing Arts Centre, is serving as the company's ambassador to the Memphis community. Val's upcoming show, The Great American Backyard, is part of an outreach effort to educate Memphis audiences about physical theatre and groundbreaking dance styles. This video is a clip from when Val watched their latest work in NYC.

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                  • Community Day: Streb and The Center

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                    Youth from The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center present the premier performance of their original choreography, developed in collaboration with dancers from the world-renowned, risk-taking STREB Extreme Action Company.

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                    • Elizabeth Streb discusses her performance of Trisha Brown's "Man Walking Down the Side of a Building" (1970)

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                      In this video, Elizabeth Streb describes what it felt like to walk down the facade of the Museum for her performance of Trisha Brown's Man Walking Down the Side of a Building (1970 during Off the Wall: Part 2 – Seven Works by Trisha Brown. Streb explains how Brown's choreography often works to explore simple actions – such as walking – when taken out of their everyday context.

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