STREB: "Forces"

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The Deal

  • $30 for one ticket to see STREB: “Forces” (up to a $45 value)
  • When: Thursday, November 21–Saturday, December 21
  • Where: Streb Lab for Action Mechanics
  • Seating: regular reserved
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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STREB: “Forces”

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STREB: "Forces"

Dancers duck and weave to avoid colliding with a swinging steel beam. A lone figure launches into a 25-foot swan dive with only a padded mat to catch her. Performers jump and roll with mechanical accuracy, falling with all their weight where a fellow dancer was a moment before. These are some of the scenes set in "Forces," which eschews the delicate steps often associated with dance in favor of muscular athleticism. As the [New York Times](http://gr.pn/19ndTth) marvels, the performance "doesn’t so much push the boundaries of strength and endurance as it removes them." Further underlining the show's emphasis on the exploration of limits, artistic director Elizabeth Streb appears on video to explain her inspiration. All the while, the high-energy pieces boldly demonstrate what the human body can do, provided it hasn't suddenly turned to taffy.

####Streb Lab for Action Mechanics Elizabeth Streb has been called the Evel Knievel of dance and, odd as the title may initially seem, it fits her style perfectly. Like the famous daredevil, Streb has spent her career pushing the human body to its limits—but rather than motorcycles and dangerously sequined jumpsuits, she works with physically demanding choreography that often derives its thrill from its risk. Her style, dubbed "Popaction," mixes such disparate elements as athletics, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt-work to create wildly kinetic explorations of the human body's potential. At her studio, the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics—SLAM, for short—Streb showcases her work by staging pieces and leading classes in her signature style.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Streb Extreme Action Company's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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