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Elizabeth Streb

How to Become an Extreme Action Hero


Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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The preeminent Extreme Action Architect, Elizabeth Streb is a rascal, a genius and dance’s answer to punk rock. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Award, Elizabeth founded the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2003. The STREB company has performed in, around, and on top of major landmarks, theaters and stadiums worldwide. She also wrote the book STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero. Streb is the subject of the 2014 documentary Born to Fly.

With support from the Department of Theatre & Drama, Department of Dance, Institute for the Humanities, and the University Musical Society (UMS).


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