Body: The Buzz, 7-5: Gratitude
Streb Fires Bartlett
By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2007 The Dance Insider
"How Elizabeth Streb says Thanks"
"On June 19, Terry Dean Bartlett says, the very day the STREB associate director and 10-year company veteran sent out a press release announcing a benefit concert he had organized for a Streb dancer who fractured her spine while performing in a Streb concert -- Dances for deeAnn: A Benefit for a Broken Back -- Elizabeth Streb fired him..."
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Oddly, we find that Ms. Streb was not in attendance at the benefit, and when asked about Bartlett´s organizing of the benefit, for Ms. Nelson, in the June 2nd NY Times article regarding Ms. Nelson´s injury, Streb responded: "We're a little upset about that. (referring to the benefit)... It wasn't really something the company had organized."
"A Troupe Known for Daredevil Choreography Copes With a Casualty
June 2, 2007, Saturday
By DANIEL J. WAKIN (NYT);
Performers in the dance company Streb Extreme Action fling themselves against plexiglass or sail off a trampoline and land facedown on a mat. They yank themselves around on ropes and dodge swinging cinder blocks. Some shows are subtitled “Slam,” and a company motto is “Dance, Danger, Action!”
Such high-octane movement risks serious injury, and two weeks ago it happened. The Streb dancer deeAnn Nelson, 28, landed hard on her back during a performance of a work called “Surface” and crushed a vertebra. She underwent surgery and now has a metal rod permanently embedded in her back, ending her career with the company but not, she hopes, in dance.
more-> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/02/arts/ ... 85&ei=5070