Friday, October 5, 2012, at 7pm; Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 3pm | Tryon Festival Theatre

Elizabeth Streb seeks to understand the content of movement and probe the boundaries of physical limitation through her PopAction choreography that nimbly weaves dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood-style stunt work. The Evel Knievel of dance—who also happens to be a MacArthur “Genius” Grant awardee, Guggenheim fellow, and two-time Bessie Award winner—built STREB from a daring vocabulary of muscle and motion.

In FORCES, STREB has joined trapeze virtuosos Noe and Ivan España, the MIT Media Lab, and composer David Van Tieghem to tell the story of action. Bowling balls fall, a floor rapidly turns to create turbulence, a 25-foot-square wall is occupied by counterweighted performers, and the Whizzing Gizmo intermittently propels athletes outward. The collaborators of FORCES bond through their passion to rethink the interface between individuals, technology, and society and have created an evening at the “peak of theatricality and dare-all virtuosity” (Village Voice).

Recommended for ages 4 and up

This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Grant Support
Art Works
Arts Midwest Touring Fund

Patron Co-sponsor

Corporate Silver Sponsors
BodyWork Associates
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham