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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:28 pm 
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Elizabeth Streb has got the second Nat'l Dance Lab. This will really boost her style of movement, as videos of her process of creation will be readilly available.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:50 pm 
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What does that mean, wroginski, the "2nd National Dance Lab"?


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:01 am 
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The National Dance Lab is intended to be a twice a year, investigation into the "process" of creating dance/choreography/movement within a given compay and over time the larger dance community. The final showing of the work of National Dance Lab I was just completed on Nov. 17th. A small entry was in the program indicating Elizabeth Streb will be the lead choreographer for Nat'l Dance Lab II.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:10 am 
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Marie---I'm sure my quick answer didn't do the concept justice. Go to the section---or thread(?)---Company Press Releases and check out the National Dance Lab. Their is much info there.<P>WALT


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2000 1:40 am 
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Yes - National Dance Lab notices are here -- <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum13/HTML/000074.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum13/HTML/000074.html</A> -- in Press Releases.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2001 11:53 am 
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IntroText:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Extreme dance</B><BR>Elizabeth Streb challenges space and time. <P>Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian<P>AS A KID Elizabeth Streb accidentally burned down a barn, received praise as a "brave little boy" when she reached into the jaw of a live eel to pull out a hook, and sent her father's friends scattering when her 20-gauge shotgun ricocheted and sprayed pellets at everyone in sight. Those incidents, Streb says, "were my first performance experiences." Today Streb's performance heroes include Merce Cunningham and Evel Knievel – the former for ongoing and uncompromising investigations into the nature of movement, the latter for sending the body into places it was not supposed to be able to go.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfbg.com/AandE/35/21/extreme.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2001 9:13 am 
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More fun:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>UC-Berkeley faculty assists in creation of dance equipment</B><P>Toby Barmeyer, Daily Californian, U. California-Berkeley<P>(U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. -- University of California at Berkeley professors and a New York choreographer combined daredevil antics with classical dance as they researched the extremes of movement and action, pushing dancers to the edge.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://news.excite.com/news/uw/010302/tech-87" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2002 1:10 am 
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<B>Thump! Bang! Wallop!</B> <BR>A preview by Lisa Traiger for The Washington Post<P><BR>THE HUMAN body can't move fast enough, high enough, big enough or strong enough to satisfy performance artist/choreographer Elizabeth Streb. During her 20-plus years of devising performance pieces, she has reinvented the body and the way it is used to suit her high-velocity demands.<P>Among the works that her eight-member company -- STREB -- will perform at George Mason's Center for the Arts on Saturday is "Actionheroes," a rumination on the fearless and the fanatical, on daredevils who have gone over the edge, literally. <P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2702-2002Jan31.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2002 3:27 pm 
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<B>Thwack Art</B><BR>'Streb Go' Makes a Jarring Impression <BR>By Sarah Kaufman in The Washington Post <P><BR>If high-end, mainstream modern-dance choreography -- think Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor -- is to concert dance what Le Mans is to auto racing, Elizabeth Streb's work is a monster truck jam. It's loud and brutal. The stunts are the best part. And the bigger the crash, the better.<P>While a thumping, bass-heavy electronic score has become the accompaniment of choice for much aggressively charged dance these days, Streb gives the trend a twist. Her "Streb Go," performed at George Mason University's Center for the Arts on Saturday, rumbles with heavy percussion of a different sort. <P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18460-2002Feb3.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited February 04, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 7:17 am 
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From the Chicago Tribune:<P><B>Dance review, Streb at the MCA</B><P>By Chris Jones<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>As the beefy dancers from Streb limbered up Thursday in the performance space at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a pint-size voice from the house piped up in excitement. <BR>"Look," shouted the thrilled kid, "the dancers are coming." <P>Cultural stereotypes being as they are, one would expect pre-teen boys to be excited by something other than the beginning of a dance concert. But then again, it's hard of think of another dance troupe that would put the composite world "ActionHeroes" in the title of its show and create pieces that attempt to evoke the spirit of Evel Knievel, Spider-Man and the poor suckers who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-15201,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P><BR>From the Chicago Sun Times:<P><B>Ensemble puts art in action</B> <P>February 9, 2002<P>BY HEDY WEISS DANCE CRITIC <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>When most dancers leave home in the morning, they probably say they are on their way to rehearsal. For the fearless members of Streb, the gonzo dance company led by Elizabeth Streb--a choreographer who bills herself as an "action architect"--it might be more accurate if they'd say they were heading off to basic training. The eight athlete-gymnast-dancer-daredevils who comprise her troupe could easily give the special units of the U.S. Marines a run for their money, with Streb as a zany but hugely demanding drill sergeant.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.suntimes.com/output/show/cst-ftr-streb09.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 8:49 am 
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I'm getting a little tired of reading reviews that call Streb's dancer's "beefy" or something like Weiss' comment - that they could "give the special units of the U.S. Marines a run for their money." It makes me realize how <I>completely skewed</I> our impression of dancer's bodies are. Streb's dancers, in my opinion, are lean, toned and not overtly muscular. Do these reviewers never see extreme sports??? Streb's dancers would look like skinny kids next to some elite athletes in the X-Games. I'm not saying Streb's dancers aren't athletic, they're just not the behemoths that the press keeps proclaiming. <P>Here's a picture from Streb's Action Heroes:<P> Image <P><BR>X-Games skateboarder, Andy McDonald. At 5'8", 165 he's a little heavier than most male dancers his height and even he's not a huge guy. I'm betting he couldn't give the US Marines a "run for their money."<P> Image <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Marie (edited February 09, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 9:54 am 
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Got any pictures of rock climbers? They truly could give the Marines a run for their money. Straight up a wall.


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 9:59 am 
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Image <P>Lol LMC! As a matter of fact, I do. Click on this link to view a larger image of this climber from the X-Games. Check out his arms!<BR> <A HREF="http://www.neropes.com/images/climbing_sponsored_timmy_x-games.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.neropes.com/images/climbing_sponsored_timmy_x-games.jpg</A> <P>


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2002 5:12 am 
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Elizabeth Zimmer in Village Voice:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The same questing intelligence that earned Elizabeth Streb a MacArthur "genius" award five years ago made her sit up and notice the difference between the downtown dance world and "show business." , In developing a troupe of hard-bodied gymnasts and acrobats who perform at arts festivals and sports stadiums around the world, has she crossed over to the dark side?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0223/zimmer.php target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Elizabeth Streb
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:14 am 
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Many people are used to the look of ballet dancers, who, even when they aren't skinny, have upper bodies that are not nearly as developed as their legs. I guess when these people see performers whose bodies are developed all over, they can't equate this with looking like a dancer. I like the way it looks, though.


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