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Elizabeth Streb's TED Talk Launch and Preview of STREB's new machine, MOLINETTE
STREB EXTREME ACTION and SLAM
STREB EXTREME ACTION CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF
ELIZABETH STREB’S TED TALK
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY: McArthur Genius award winner, founder and Artistic Director of STREB Extreme Action, Elizabeth Streb premieres her TEDTalk with a mixed-media, immersive experience on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The event will feature a talk back with Elizabeth Streb directly following the first showing of the official TED Talk given during TED 2018: THE AGE OF AMAZEMENT this past April.
The evening will also premiere three other firsts at the company’s Williamsburg home, the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM): a film that documents what is SLAM; the release of the STREB x NBz collaboration fashion line and the reveal of the Molinette dance apparatus, the newest piece of hardware for the STREB Extreme Action Company.
Elizabeth Streb’s vision for her STREB EXTREME ACTION and SLAM will be exemplified in this night of firsts:
Fresh from Paris, France where her actioneer dancers performed a commissioned site-specific work heralding the opening of the landmark “Picasso: Blue and Rose” exhibit at the Musee D’Orsay, Elizabeth’s TED Talk will continue to set the tone for her “Call for Action.”
The night will also introduce “What is SLAM?,” a short documentary by Laura Flanders and Zaire Baptiste uncovering the ideology and energy that makes the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics the unique facility that it is.
As Elizabeth Streb continues to grow her vision, the stylistic and fresh persona of the company has led to a collaboration with mixed media artist, fashion designer and musician Voodo Fe’. Voodo Fe’ has created a limited edition, single run fashion line inspired by Elizabeth Streb. The line will be presented as a runway show modeled by the performers of STREB. The jackets will then be auctioned in support of SLAM, its diverse audience and its many programs.
The evening will conclude with what STREB is best known for, ACTION! Elizabeth will unveil Molinette, a new action apparatus designed by the world famous aerialist and trapeze artist, Noe España. Inspired by and experimenting with the action possibilities of Molinette, Elizabeth is creating a commissioned work set to premiere at in France at the Théâtre du Châtelet in September 2019, moments of which will be shown for the first time.
This night of firsts and reveals are a celebration of the rich history of Elizabeth Streb as she forges her way to future achievements.
For more information about Elizabeth Streb, STREB EXTREME ACTION and SLAM, visit www.streb.org or call (718)384-6491.
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