A world of wonder appears when the ground is dragged out from under you. You are aloft – if only for the moment. My motion lexicon is called POP ACTION. It exists on stage as a fusion of dance, sports, gymnastics, and the American circus. It is power, honesty, daring, soaring, and for humans, it is risk. And in all of its glory, the movement that I espouse allows me to tell a non-narrative, non-predictive story. The story of people and communities and interdependence. And trust. But the story is more than just movement and choreography. It is about humanity, in all of its shapes and sizes and hues.
The Streb Extreme Action Company, known for physically demanding performances that combine virtuosity, technical skill, and popular appeal, will open up its artistic process by turning the Tang Teaching Museum into a rehearsal and performance space, as well as an exhibition of its archive of cutting-edge work since its 1985 founding by choreographer Elizabeth Streb.
The exhibition, organized by Dayton Director Ian Berry and Streb, coincides with Streb being the Skidmore Summer Dance Choreographer-in-Residence, a program organized by the Skidmore College Office of Special Programs.