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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Elizabeth Streb

How to Become an Extreme Action Hero

February 12, 2015

Elizabeth Streb

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).

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.