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.
“It’s all joy and motion in this dazzled and breathless documentary” – Jeanette Catsoulas, New York Times
Revealing the passions behind the dancers’ bruises and broken noses, Born to Fly offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence. (Dir. by Catherine Gund, 2014, USA, in English, 82 min., Not Rated)
With support from the Mayor’s Youth Council, University of Arizona School of Dance, and Artifact Dance Project, who will perform on stage before the screening.