In collaboration with Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts:
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
Catherine Gund, US, 2014, 82 min.
Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a
motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything
too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art,
aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. Born to Fly: Elizabeth
Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement
philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the
sky. Revealing the passions behind the dancers’ bruises and broken
noses, Born to Fly offers a breathtaking tale about the
necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce
Introduction by Cassandre Joseph, STREB's Associate Artistic Director. Followed by a Q&A moderated by Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director at the Kimmel Center.