Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that anything too safe is not action, these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers bruises and broken noses, Born to Fly offers a spectacular tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.
Three Iconoclasts: ICA Artists on Film
Throughout December and January, the ICA presents three feature-length films highlighting the creativity, ingenuity, and humanity of artists. Featuring the work of visual artists Nick Cave and Louise Bourgeois and the choreographer Elizabeth Streb, each film offers a glimpse into the creative process of three singular, iconoclastic artists, whose work has been exhibited, collected, and presented at the ICA. Compelling, thought-provoking, and occasionally heart-wrenching, the films highlight how art and artists invite us to see expansively, think differently, and live courageously.
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All films are individually priced at $8 general admission; Free for ICA members.
Elizabeth Streb, Leo Giron, John Kasten performing “Skywalk” as part of ONE EXTRAORDINARY DAY in London, July 2012. Credit: Photo by Esy Casey. Courtesy Aubin Pictures.