Elizabeth Streb

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For more than 20 years, Elizabeth Streb has challenged widely accepted assumptions about dance. Her choreography intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, extreme-sports, and Hollywood stunt work in an attempt to display the aggressive and deep effect of what she calls “pure movement.” Streb is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award. She is currently the Dean’s Special Scholar at New York University where she is working toward an intertdisciplinary master’s degree in time and space. Streb’s company, STREB, has been seen on the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN Showbiz Today, Nickelodeon, NBC’s Weekend Today, MTV, ABC World News and on Larry King Live. Streb feels the art community has a responsibility to make art more familiar to the general public. To that end, STREB has performed in public spaces as diverse as New York’s Grand Central Terminal and the mall outside the Smithsonian Institution. Streb explains, “For the past decade . . . I have consciously worked to shift the paradigm of how we see art, where we see it, why we see it . . . continuing a general quest to bring dance to the people.”
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The woman who could fly

The woman who could fly

Next up in our “Here comes the gold!” series is Elizabeth Streb, Extreme Athlete and PopTech 2007 speaker. We asked her the same question that we asked Rodney Mullen yesterday: What in her opinion is the single characteristic most likely to predict success in athletes? Check out her response.

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Kris Krug Images of Streb RAW Flying Dancers in Vancouver

PopTech photographer and friend Kris Krug photographed Streb RAW, a group of dancers attempting to fly, this weekend.

The group is directed by ‘action specialist’ Elizabeth Streb, who spoke at PopTech 2007 on dancing in the sky. Below are Kris’s images from last Friday, and below that, Elizabeth’s talk at PopTech.

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