Tuesday, August 10, 2010

STREB book reading -- 8/12

From Draper alumn Elizabeth Streb...

STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Elizabeth Streb
Foreword by Anna Deavere Smith
Introduction by Peggy Phelan

"Fearlessness and intelligence combined-that is what makes Elizabeth Streb's work so potent and beautiful."
-Mikhail Baryshnikov

You are cordially invited to a reading at 7:30pm on Thursday August 12th at:
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St.
(b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012

Elizabeth Streb has been testing the potential of the human body since childhood. Can she fly? Can she run up walls? Can she break through glass? How fast can she go? Combining memoir and theory, Streb conveys how she became an extreme action choreographer, developing a form of movement that's more NASCAR than modern dance, more boxing than ballet. This book is for those who try or are willing to do just about anything to become a hero in their own way.

"Elizabeth courts danger, tricks the eye, and thrills the spirit. She is a dynamic force. She's superhuman. She's Superwoman."
-Trisha Brown, choreographer and visual artist

"In this inspiring and passionate book, ultra-tenacious Elizabeth shares with the reader some of her surrealist goals: leaving a room through the walls; never landing after jumping; and moving so fast that you stand still. Wow!"
- Philippe Petit, high wire artist-in-residence, Cathedral St. John the Divine

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